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Bassist Dave Carpenter Dies at 48

Dave Carpenter, 48, a bassist whose lengthy list of credits included work with Herbie Hancock, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and many others, died June 23 at his home in Burbank, Calif.

Carpenter, who was also a founding member of the Lounge Art Ensemble, had most recently played in a trio with pianist Alan Pasqua and drummer Peter Erskine. Carpenter’s most recent album was Standards.

Carpenter was born in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio. His first instrument was the trumpet, but he switched to bass when he was 12. Carpenter later studied music at Ohio State University before going on to play professionally. Among his other credits were recordings with Celine Dion, Hubert Laws, Ringo Starr, Barry Manilow, Allan Holdsworth, Michel Legrand and many others.

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