Ron Carter Quartet

Piccolo

Piccolo

  • Release Date: 01 Jun 1999
  • MCD-55004-2

The preeminent bassist of his generation, Ron Carter (b. 1937) switched to the smaller, higher-pitched piccolo bass, an instrument created to his specifications, when he assembled this synchronous quartet. About a year-and-a-half later, these 1977 performances were recorded at New York's Sweet Basil. Joined by a rhythm section that would go on to become three-quarters of Sphere, one of the Eighties' most arresting bands, Carter et al. forged a lean and springy approach to what was essentially… MORE