E Carter Band
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Bromley’s leading rock blues guitarist RON E CARTER launches his brand new psychedelic rock blues album ‘Cherokee’ at the Beaverwood Club.
Imagine what Jimi Hendrix might have sounded
like if he’d stuck round, and his guitar playing and music had matured.
Ron E. Carter is influenced by Jimi and John McLaughlin
(Mahavishnu Orchestra) and keeps the spirit of Hendrix alive with a
spell binding live show and great new album.
Ron E. Carter's playing and song-writing ability is spellbinding. His self taught guitar playing and rhythms resonate with early childhood memories and into rock, soul, blues and jazz.
He’s a guitar playing multi instrumentalist who has the insight into the structure of music.
Ron's guitar playing has been described as having: "The dynamics of Hendrix and John McLaughlin combined."
Ron's debut album "Ad Idem" was released at South East London's Blackheath Concert Halls and was quickly followed London dates the Jazz Café and The Borderline. He also went ton to support the late great Gary Moore & Jack Bruce at The Chelsea Jazz & Blues Festival
Now after a 5 year break, he’s back with his best album, the psychedelic rock blues of 'Cherokee'!
Says Ron: “It’s great to be back. Cherokee has been a labour of love that I never thought would see the light of day.
I recorded and played everything and at times I dint think it was going to happen, partly because I’m visually impaired and also because I couldn’t get all the gear I needed to fit into the studio, but I guess my guitar playing got me through in the end.
I’m really excited about both the album and the fact I’m launching it in my own power trio on my own doorstep at the Beaverwood Club.”
What they say about Ron E. Carter:
"….a highly regarded jazz guitarist..."
Time Out, August 1997
…A versatile musician..."
Jack Massarik - Evening Standard Hot Tickets
"….Ron E. Carter has already been dubbed the nineties Hendrix, for his protean inventiveness, the speed and ferocity of his playing, and his predilection for the wah-wah effect."
Chris Parker - Jazzwise, September 1997
RON E CARTER
Best known as a jazz fusion guitarist, you can pretty much sum up the world of Ron E. Carter by pointing to his previous album Plays Hendrix. Add in some nods to the world of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and you’re off into a world of excellent musicianship. With the exception of one guest vocal, this is a proper solo album with Carter playing, writing and producing everything in his home studio. And he is a very talented individual. For a time in the late nineties it looked like he was set for a breakthrough of the back of his debut album Ad Idem when he could be found playing Camden's Jazz Café and opening for Gary Moore & Jack Bruce at The Chelsea Jazz & Blues Festival. However, time passes, but on the basis of this, he really should be better known. Granted not every song is out of the top drawer, but on the likes of Take The Blues Away, Movin' On and These Are The Times, you find yourself getting completely lost in his music. Despite his fusion background he has a way with a melody that works really well, and even though it only has tenuous links with the blues, it’s a record well worth checking out.