ALAIN CARON

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Alain Caron is a Canadian jazz musician born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, the youngest of 11 children. He is considered as one of the greatest masters of the 6-string bass guitar.

His musical skills were formalised by correspondence lessons with the jazz improvisation teacher, Charlie Banacos, and by attending a summer session at Berklee College of Music.

In 1977 he joined Michel Cusson group, that became known as Uzeb (with Michel Cusson guitar and Paul Brochu drums), and recorded 10 albums between 1980 and 1990.

In 1993, Caron began releasing concept albums as Le Band:

Le Band - 1993 Rhythm ´n Jazz - 1995 Play - 1997 Call Me Al - 2000 5 - 2003 Conversations - 2007 He has also been a session musician with Leni Stern. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.
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Bhm Records De 2004
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Sep7entrionSep7entrion
CD Baby 2010
$22.99
Call Me AlCall Me Al
CD Baby 2000
$14.99
$6.00 (used)
En / In ConcertEn / In Concert
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CD Baby 2015
$23.40
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PlayPlay
CD Baby 2007
$12.38
$3.56 (used)
ConversationsConversations
Ghost Note Records 2008
$11.49
$13.83 (used)
Rhythm'n JazzRhythm'n Jazz
CD Baby 2005
$12.38
$11.95 (used)
Alain Caron Live at the Cabaret de MontrealAlain Caron Live at the Cabaret de Montreal
Ghost Note Records 2008
$13.98 (used)
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ALAIN CARON Basse Contre Basse (with Michel Donato) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Basse Contre Basse (with Michel Donato)
Fusion 1992
ALAIN CARON Alain Caron le Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alain Caron le Band
Fusion 1993
ALAIN CARON Rhythm'n Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rhythm'n Jazz
Fusion 1995
ALAIN CARON Caron-Ecay-Lockwood album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Caron-Ecay-Lockwood
Fusion 1996
ALAIN CARON 3.50 | 1 ratings
"Play"
Fusion 1997
ALAIN CARON Call Me Al! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Call Me Al!
Fusion 2000
ALAIN CARON 5 album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
5
Fusion 2003
ALAIN CARON Conversations album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Conversations
Fusion 2007
ALAIN CARON Sep7entrion album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Sep7entrion
Fusion 2010
ALAIN CARON Multiple Faces album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Multiple Faces
Fusion 2013

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ALAIN CARON Live: Cabaret de Montreal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live: Cabaret de Montreal
Fusion 2006
ALAIN CARON En / In Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
En / In Concert
Fusion 2015

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ALAIN CARON Sep7entrion

Album · 2010 · Fusion
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Another great modern fusion recording. I'm telling you, the last few years have seen some of the best jazz-fusion albums this side of the 1970s. This album "Sep7entrion" (the "7" is stands for a "T") has everything you want. Rock-heavy riffs, fantastic thick bass lines, tight drums, odd-time rhythms, funky grooves, and some great melody lines that remind me of Return To Forever, Chick Corea Elektric Band, (no wonder, as Frank Gambale is on this album), Jaco Pastorius' self titled, and Brand X. Alain Caron is one of the most technically proficient jazz bassist around, up there with the likes of Victor Wooten.

What makes this stand out from other modern fusion albums is the great compositional talent from Caron. The music progresses, and goes through an array of moods. I never heard of Damien Schmitt before, but he is so in the pocket behind the drum kit, that I sometimes think he's the star of the show. Very talented musician.

The grooves on this album are what make me keep coming back to this album. All the technical proficiency from everyone involved is great and all, but they really know how to make your body move. This a fusion album I recommend anyone into the genre to check out. You won't be disappointed. This would be a 5 star album if not for the fact that the energy level drops a bit on the last 2 tracks, but otherwise, this is a fantastic album.

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