Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio

One of the deans of old-school upright bass, Ron Carter has had less than a brilliant career in the decades since serving as the rock-solid anchor to Miles Davis’ whirling 1960s quintet. But then, nobody in that band quite reached that pinnacle again. With an instrument that can sometimes seem faceless, Carter has carved out a fleet and thrumming sound—like an elephant nimbly leaping—that’s as unmistakable as Miles’ own. He has tended to stick to pretty straight-ahead settings, and his drum-less Golden Striker Trio—with Diana Krall’s favorite guitarist, Russell Malone, on the traditional hollow-body, and Mulgrew Miller on piano—is no exception. If old-school truths, earnestly rendered, are your bag, than this is your band. MARK D. FEFER

May 27-29, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sun., May 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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