Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ron Carter - Empire Jazz

Year : 1980
Label : RSO
Genre : Jazz
Style : Contempory Jazz

Revealed and recruited by Miles Davis for his second great quintet from 1963 to 1968, alongside Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams, Ron Carter has more than 2500 albums to his credit, recorded all over the world. Empire Jazz is the music adaptation of the Original Soundtrack from the Motion Pictures Star Wars & The Empire Strikes Back, composed by John Williams, and also his "most wanted" LP. Ron Carter is surrounded by various renowned CTI musicians among Billy Cobham, Hubert Laws, Bob James or Ralph MacDonald, all supported by the FOX fanfare. Titles include the most popular themes of Star Wars as the Darth Vader's theme or Love Theme, and a Bossa variation of The Asteroid Field with beautiful orchestration & the arrangements of Ron Carter.

Ron Carter_bass
Billy Cobham_drums
Jay Berliner_guitar
Hubert Laws_flute
Ralph MacDonald_percussion
Bob James_piano
Frank Wess_saxophone
Eddie Bert_trombone
Joe Shepley & Jon Faddis_trumpet, flugelhorn

01. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)
02. The Asteroid Field
03. Han Solo & The Princess (Love Theme)
04. Lando's Palace
05. Yoda's Theme

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