ZOOM OPEN Q & A with bassist RON CARTER!
Tuesday, March 14th at 1 pm EST

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I remember discussing Ron Carter with my High School friends.
We all asked the question, "How come Ron Carter's getting all these record dates?
Is it because he played with Miles?" "No, it's because he always came to the gig on time or early and was dressed sharp. And, playing with Miles Davis didn't hurt either!"

Hello Maestro,
Thank you so much for inviting me to your Zoom. I was thrilled and honored to take part.
To hear you talk about the leader shoes reaffirmed my jazz fashion beliefs!
Though you kindly answered one of my questions on Zoom, I am attaching the other questions I posed for you and a souvenir photo of today!

Gregg Mazel, founder, Mazel Musical Arts, Nova Scotia, Canada

Questions for Ron Carter
1) How do you keep your individual amplified bass sound from being changed when you are performing and/or recording?

2) What advice would you give, as a bass player, to a pianist, who is comping on a jazz standard?

3) What do you think of band leaders assuming the role of conductors?
Do jazz bands need conductors?

4) How often do you need to change acoustic bass strings?

5) Do you agree with Charlie Parker, with his expression that the bandstand should be like a pulpit, and that all personal differences should be left aside to be worked out off the bandstand?

6) As a bassist, do you ever have the desire to change the harmonic progression at a recording session?
If so, do you easily have the opportunity to do so?

7) In your career, did you follow the advice of musicians like Jaki Byard and Harold Vick, in the sense that for getting gigs it is better to have leaders call you rather than you call them?

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Our building is not just a wonderful space to look at. It is an acoustically magnificent building. The Old Bank lobby's unobstructed tall ceilings and stone and brick interior help to create a fantastic sound when musicians play here.

Mazel Musical Arts Society music school and studio was closed for Fall 2018 through 2019 classes due to heavy fire damage from the Weymouth fire, directly across the street that took down two buildings in August, 2018. We are now mostly recovered and will continue to keep you posted for some amazing inspiring musician sessions, including singing, improv and coop radio streaming. We have recently added a complete interactive 3/4 green room with lighting and sound systems and broadcasting equipment to this fine acoustical space.

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