The Golden Striker

The Golden Striker

by Ron CarterRon Carter

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Overview

In the right hands, the guitar-bass-piano trio can be one of the most sublime ensembles in jazz. The right hands are all here on this stellar project: guitarist Russell Malone, pianist Mulgrew Miller, and bassist Ron Carter. The nominal leader, Carter, actually melds seamlessly into the fold, soloing his share but never grandstanding. (Although, when Carter does step out to strut, as on his unaccompanied statement on “Concierto de Aranjuez, (Adagio Theme)” this remarkably consistent player can still amaze with his unimpeachable technique and striking ideas.) Malone and Miller, two fine instrumentalists who are often taken for granted, are also in top form, both as improvisers and as team players who gracefully merge with Carter to create a singular group sound. Listening without knowledge of the participants, you’d imagine that this trio had been working together for years; such is their intuitive blend. We can only hope that this ad hoc band reunites soon.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2003
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724359083223
catalogNumber: 90832

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Carter   Primary Artist,Bass
Russell Malone   Guitar
Mulgrew Miller   Piano

Technical Credits

Joaquín Rodrigo   Composer
Ron Carter   Composer,Producer,Processing Assistant
John Lewis   Composer
Russell Malone   Composer
Jim Anderson   Engineer
Robert Freedman   Arrangement Collaboration
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Mulgrew Miller   Composer
Hitoshi Namekata   Executive Producer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Kaoru Taku   Art Direction
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Kunihiro Takuma   Cover Photo

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