As we continue to show Bassists some love on the Roy Ayers Project blog, here is a 70’s fusion-esque album by Ron Carter. It’s has a definite Jazz focus, but it also has a latin sound to it. The reason why I personally wouldn’t put it in the fusion category is because the instrumentation is pretty standard. Although this is Ron Carter’s album, it has a lot of excellent flute by the great Hubert Laws, which pretty much steers the album. This album is just a blip for Ron Carter, who has said to appear on over 2,500 albums, which is one of the most astonishing facts in all of music. This goes to show that Bassists are always in need, always have work, and are the backbone of music.
Ron Carter – Spanish Blue (1975)
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