“…his music embodies all the qualities that make jazz an
enduring, vital art form.” –Stereo Review
The Ellington Jazz Series at the Yale School of Music continues its 2011–2012 season on Friday, March 23 with a concert featuring the Ron Carter Trio. One of the most honored and popular bassists performing today, Carter will perform with two other jazz stars, pianist Donald Vega and guitarist Russell Malone.
Grammy Award-winner Ron Carter “is living proof that integrity and clarity of artistic vision are alive and well in… jazz,” enthused John Snyder of the jazz label EmArcy. Carter has been named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
The NPR show Billy Taylor’s Jazz has noted that guitarist Russell Malone “brings new meaning to the term versatility,” and the Chicago Tribune asserts that his “whispering romanticism and gently arpeggiated chords had an undeniable seductive pull.”
Pianist Donald Vega has earned praise for his “firm technical command with inventiveness and sensitivity” (JazzReview.com). JazzTimes has called him “an exceptionally articulate pianist” with a “romantic lyricism.” His sound has been said to resonate with a touch of Oscar Peterson’s versatility and Bill Evans’ elegant lyricism.
The concert will begin at 8 pm at Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall at 470 College Street. Tickets are $20–$30, $10 with student ID, available at music.yale.edu, 203 432-4158, or at the box office in Sprague Hall. MORE