Then and now, Ron Carter: 'My Funny Valentine' – sharing this emotion

The double bassist in and what preceded the second great Miles Davis quintet hear Ron Carter on the live album for the ages My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert recorded in 1964, released the following year, led by Miles with George Coleman, …

Published: 17 Oct 2020. Updated: 13 months.

The double bassist in and what preceded the second great Miles Davis quintet hear Ron Carter on the live album for the ages My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert recorded in 1964, released the following year, led by Miles with George Coleman, Carter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams recorded five months before the second great quintet began on Miles in Berlin when Wayne Shorter came in on tenor saxophone after the brief tenure of Sam Rivers.

Then listen again much more recently to a night in November 2018 and a very fine trumpet and saxophone-less trio version (although largely a bass-piano duo) of the Richard Rodgers classic tune that finds the bass icon, by then 81, in top Stockholm jazz club Fasching playing to the Saturday night crowd following on from last year's initial issuing of the first volume on In+Out by the same Carter band of significance, collective personnel of which has Renee Rosnes (most recently heard in the context of the all-star Artemis on piano); the highly regarded tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene of Horace Silver renown; and the tasteful drummer of note, Payton Crossley. Ron speaks towards the end after the applause of ''sharing this emotion,'' and what a beautiful speaking voice he has. It's all a thrill, you feel you're there the way everything is recorded in all its seasoned warmth and wisdom. Foursight – Stockholm Vol. 2 is on current release.

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Tom Lewis Music Week interview

A few of the key passages from Andre Paine of Music Week's interview with Decca's co-MD Tom Lewis shaped around the release of Blue Note Re:imagined: ''I love that straight-ahead jazz is getting this level of broadcast support. The album launch …

Published: 16 Oct 2020. Updated: 13 months.

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A few of the key passages from Andre Paine of Music Week's interview with Decca's co-MD Tom Lewis shaped around the release of Blue Note Re:imagined:

''I love that straight-ahead jazz is getting this level of broadcast support. The album launch itself will be backed by a very significant digital and retail spend targeting Blue Note aficionados, fans of all the contributing artists as well as those audiences whose tastes align with the new explosion in jazz listening."

"The overwhelmingly domestic line-up of artists feels like a very important point. Put simply, jazz in the UK is the most exciting in the world. And, certainly, the bands who have emerged from within this scene – or, more accurately, these scenes – have made their presence known around the world. It feels thrilling to see so many British acts carrying the Blue Note logo. I don’t think that has happened since the early ‘90s.'' Full interview