Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
408

Bassist Dave Carpenter, Nov. 4, 1959 ~ June 24, 2008

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Dave Carpenter
Dave Carpenter Respected Bassist
Dies at 48

Bassist Dave Carpenter appeared on over two hundred recordings, and had dozens of television, film theme and soundtracks to his recording credit. He worked with major artists including Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Mike Stern, Allan Holdsworth, Sadao Watanabe, Alan Pasqua and Herbie Hancock. He appeared as a soloist with the Los Angeles and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras plus Tanglewood and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestras.

Carpenter was a founding member of the “Lounge Art Ensemble" along with Bob Sheppard and Peter Erskine, and was hailed by listeners and critics alike for his playing on both acoustic and electric basses. “He was not only a bassist's bassist, but a pianist's bassist, a drummer's bassist," said Erskine. “Dave Carpenter was a BAND's bassist supreme.

He made any piece of music sound and feel better by his incredible musicianship, uncompromising beat and unerring ability to choose the right note at the right time. His musical presence will be sorely missed by all who knew and heard him."

Visit Website

For interview requests or more information contact .

Profiles
Read more articles
Standards
Standards
Fuzzy Music
2007
buy
Jimmy Blanton Jimmy Blanton
bass, acoustic
Ray Brown Ray Brown
bass, acoustic
Henry Grimes Henry Grimes
bass, acoustic
Rufus Reid Rufus Reid
bass, acoustic
Kenny Drew Kenny Drew
piano
John Kirby
bass, acoustic
Percy Heath Percy Heath
bass, acoustic
John Clayton John Clayton
bass, acoustic

Shop

News

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: Motéma Music | BUY IT  

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.