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Here's what other bassists say about Ron Carter / Detroit Free Press

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Ron Carter's style has become so deeply embedded in the DNA of post-1960 jazz that his influence is impossible to avoid for contemporary bassists. You can't play the bass without studying the recorded legacy of the Detroit-bred Carter, the artist-in-residence of the 2016 Detroit Jazz Festival. The Free Press asked a number of other bassists performing at the festival to pick a favorite recorded track by Carter. Here's what they said:

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