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March 27, 2008


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Ray  Hunter

I worked in a record shop in Hull in England when all the Creed Taylor stuff with Ron Carter on it came out on this side of the water, and it got panned by some critics and loved by those who later pushed Kenny G as the greatest thing in jazz, needless to say i think both the Creed Taylor and k.g music is music for an elevator, You Know You Have To Bare It but Your really glad when you get OUT.

Ray  Hunter

To give Ron Carter his due, he made some of the finest records in Jazz in all the music he recorded with Eric Dolphy, Part of the music that makes you know why you get up in the morning because after hearing your own personal list of jazz hero's (a list as long as your arm)the worlds not 100 % but its getting there.

Red Colm O'Sullivan

Dear Marc,
I enjoyed this 4-parter very much; thanks so. Just thought I'd mention that, to me, Mr. Carter is also very crucial to Jobim's "Urubu" too: in fact you can really listen to this, later, album just for the sumptuous choice in bass notes alone... another masterpiece, and perhaps my favourite meeting of Carter and Jobim (not to mention the GREAT Claus!).
RED (Ireland).

PS.: He's pretty great on "Matita Pare" too!

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