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RON CARTER GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO + CHUCK ISRAELS
Tuesday, June 21 | 7:00 pm$49.75 – $79.75
‘BASS LEGENDS SERIES’
RON CARTER GOLDEN STRIKER TRIO
Feat. Russell Malone guitar and Donald Vega piano
+ CHUCK ISRAELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA
presented by PDX Jazz
NEWMARK THEATRE | Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:00 pm
$49.75 – $79.75 ADVANCE RESERVED
RON CARTER living legend at 85 years strong May 4th, is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz history, with more than 2,200 albums to his credit, an accomplishment honored in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records. He recently received another GRAMMY® for his Skyline album with Jack DeJohnette & Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and also appears on a number of rising stars artists’ releases including Brandee Younger, and Nicholas Payton.
Ron has recorded with the many greats of jazz, soul, blues and hip hop even including Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, A Tribe Called Quest, Gil Scott-Heron, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Eric Dolphy, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver and more.
From 1963 to 1968, Ron was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and MVP by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He earned two GRAMMY® awards, one in 1993 for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, and another in 1998 for Call Sheet Blues from the film Round Midnight.
A best- selling author, Carter’s books include Building Jazz Bass Lines and his autobiography Finding The Right Notes, available in print as well as an audio book read by the Maestro himself. In 2016 he published Ron Carter’s Comprehensive Bass Method, an advanced level book pioneering the use of QR codes to demonstrate technique in printed books.
Additionally, Ron authored The Ron Carter Songbook, a collection of 121 original compositions including classic hits such as Little Waltz, For Toddler’s Only, Loose Change.
In 2017, Ron expanded his reach to his considerable worldwide following on Facebook, where he regularly posts helpful information and back-stories for bass players and fans alike. His “Facebook Live” events are enjoyed around the world.
2018 saw the publication of Behind the Changes, another groundbreaking book where Carter shows how he “changes the changes” with each new chorus, with a clear roadmap to how any bassist can do it with proper practice.
Ron teaches frequently at master classes around the world. He has also received five honorary doctorates, most recently from The Juilliard School.
Ron, a very youthful 85 years young, continues to tour worldwide, with his trio, quartet, nonet and big band, playing to sold-out crowds across Europe, Asia, and South America.
Come join us in celebration of the maestro and living legend that is Ron Carter.
Revered as one of the preeminent bassists in the world, Chuck Israels has performed and recorded with Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Bud Powell, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, J.J. Johnson, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Williams, Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall, Patti Austin, Gary Burton, George Russell, the Kronos String Quartet, and countless others.
Chuck’s many outstanding recordings as a bassist, include: Coltrane Time, with John Coltrane; My Point of View, with Herbie Hancock; Getz au Go-Go, with Stan Getz; and many recordings with the Bill Evans Trio, including The Town Hall Concert; The Second Trio; Trio ’65; Live at the Trident; and Time Remembered. In 1985 he shared the bass duties with Ron Carter on the Orrin Keepnews produced album Monk Suite by the award winning Kronos String Quartet. In 2020 Chuck won a GRAMMY for his work with opera star Joyce DiDonato on her recording Songplay.
As a composer and arranger, Chuck has written for Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Berkshire Music Center, Richard Stoltzman, Eastman Jazz Ensemble, Swedish Radio Jazz Orchestra, West German Radio Jazz Orchestra, North German Radio Jazz Orchestra, Radio Denmark Jazz Orchestra, Hannover Symphony Orchestra, Metropole Orchestra, and others.
As an educator Chuck has taught and lectured in numerous national and international educational institutions like the New England Conservatory, Julliard Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, Brooklyn College, Vienna Conservatory, Kohl Conservatory, and for 23 years until his retirement heading the Jazz Department of Western Washington University.
Living in Portland, OR since 2010, Chuck has recorded several critically acclaimed recordings with the Chuck Israels Jazz Orchestra, and is currently co-writing his biography due next year.