Third Plane

Third Plane is an album by jazz bassist Ron Carter, released on the Milestone label in 1977. It features performances by Carter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams.

Third Plane
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Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedJuly 13, 1977
StudioThe Automatt, San Francisco
GenrePost-bop
Length39:40
LabelMilestone
ProducerRon Carter
Ron Carter chronology
Piccolo
(1977)
Third Plane
(1977)
Peg Leg
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [1]

A second selection of five tracks recorded by the trio during the same day's sessions was released under Herbie Hancock's name as Herbie Hancock Trio.

MusicEdit

Jazz writer Thomas Owens highlighted aspects of Carter's playing that are noticeable on the album: "It is a treasure trove of pizzicato techniques: portamento effects, vibrato, double stops (including parallel octaves), harmonics, the most legato pizzicato lines in jazz, and those beautiful long notes on the lowest (E) string – notes whose overtone mix evolves continuously as the notes ring."[2]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Third Plane" (Carter) – 5:53
  2. "Quiet Times" (Carter) – 7:52
  3. "Lawra" (Williams) - 6:08
  4. "Stella by Starlight" (Washington, Young) – 8:26
  5. "United Blues" (Carter) – 3:01
  6. "Dolphin Dance" (Hancock) – 8:20

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Third Plane at AllMusic
  2. ^ Owens, Thomas (1996). Bebop. Oxford University Press. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-19-505287-9.