Ron Carter Big Band
The regal bassists first large ensemble disc under his own name is rather unique, because instead of banking on the contours of extrapolation, it revels in the power of pith. The longest tune is just over five minutes, so concision rules and a songbook of standards dominates. From "Con Alma" to "Footprints" to "St. Louis Blues," each track boasts a great punch, as well as moment or two of fantasia. Theres something wonderfully simple yet rich to these charts.
Tue., Aug. 30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Wed., Aug. 31, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 1, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 2, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 3, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 4, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.