Ron Carter's Great Big Band

SSC1293 2011-09-13

Track List

Caravan - 3:44
The Eternal Triangle - 3:07
Pork Chop - 3:49
Opus 15 (Theme For C.B.) - 3:45
Con Alma - 4:31
Sail Away - 4:26
Opus One - 3:36
Sweet Emma - 5:21
Saint Louis Blues - 4:36
Line For Lyons - 3:38
Footprints - 4:57
The Golden Striker - 4:02
Loose Change - 4:11


Robert M. Freedman - arrangments
Jerry Dodgion - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Steve Wilson - alto saxophone
Wayne Escoffery - tenor saxophone
Scott Robinson - tenor saxophone
Jay Brandford - baritone saxophone
Charles Pillow - english horn
Jason Jackson - trombone
Steve Davis - trombone
James Burton III - trombone
Douglas Purviance - bass - trombone
Tony Kadleck - trumpet / Fluegelhorn
Greg Gisbert - trumpet / Fluegelhorn
Jon Owens - trumpet / Fluegelhorn
Alex Norris - trumpet / Fluegelhorn
Ron Carter - acoustic bass
Mulgrew Miller - piano
Lewis Nash - drums"

The legendary bassist Ron Carter had accomplished nearly everything a jazz musician could. He had appeared on thousands of recordings, performed with legends, and had led revered ensembles. One thing he hadn’t done was led a big band. On the new CD Ron Carter’s Great Big Band (Sunnyside, 2011), Carter finally got to be at the helm of 17 piece large ensemble. Assisted by arranger Bob Freedman and producer Wendy MacDonald, the ensemble took on an eclectic program of compositions by a handful of jazz masters, including Carter himself.


Ron Carter, who will be leading a big band at Jazz Standard from Tuesday through Sunday, is an exception: His skill, taste and creativity compel us to pay attention.
Stuart Isacoff, WSJ - October 2011 read the full article

Four star review from Jazz Magazine France!

Pascal Rozat, Jazz Magazine - November 2011 read the full article

Nice review in the Dec. 2011 issue of JazzTimes!

Philip Booth, JazzTimes - December 2011 read the full article