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Ron Carter, set to bring his trio to the Newport Jazz Festival, interviews with glideMagazine

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As you look at all the seminal legends and stars of jazz that have performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, now celebrating its 65th anniversary, a phenomenal list of artists follows that is also a ringing endorsement of this organization's legacy, bringing these historic figures to the stage. In the past decade, a more recent generation of jazz veterans have also been appearing on stage to much appreciation and deserved recognition of their contributions to this unique form of music, developed in this country by African-American culture.

The Newport Jazz Festival's 2019 line-up will be no exception, as several major jazz icons will again take center stage to headline the roster of three days of performances(Aug. 2- 4) at Fort Adams which will include a total of over 60 artists, bands and orchestras combined.  But one, in particular, is a giant in the lexicon of jazz, and at 82, the most recorded jazz bassist in history. 

Ron Carter, legendary double bassist, bandleader, sideman with the acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet in the 60's, composer, arranger, teacher, Distinguished Emeritus Professor(City College of New York), Juilliard School faculty member, DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame alumnus, Grammy- award winner, author of several books on bass methods & techniques and, at 82, still performing around the world – will bring his trio to the Newport Jazz Festival Saturday, August 3rd at Fort Adams. 

In a recent conversation with Glide, Mr. Carter shared some thoughts about performing, music and musicianship.
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