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Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes by Dan Ouellette

Veteran jazz journalist Ouellette’s biography is the first book published by ArtistShare and is not available in bookstores. Purchase of the book also enables the buyer to access photos, video, and interviews on line.

Carter proposed the biography to Ouellette in 2004 and gave the writer his complete cooperation. The bio at first follows a relatively chronological approach while using Carter’s major student, and, later, professional affiliations as an organizing technique. Ouellette diverts from this about halfway through and organizes the remainder into chapters centered on Carter’s various ongoing ensembles and teaching. Tangential sections called snapshots and colloquies are also interspersed throughout and there are appendices.

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