ONE LP PORTRAITS: COMPILATION: Ron Carter: Musician

“My record of import is one I heard in 1962 when I heard the melody played by Yusef Lateef on oboe.I later found out the record he made on this disc was called ‘Going Home’ which is one of the movements from a Dvorak Symphony.So I went out and bought the disc – that would have to be done by Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic when they do the four movements of the Dvorak New World Symphony - and among these four movements is that melody called Going HomeThe story is that Antonin Dvorak came to the States - to New York, heard some blues people and went back to his hometown in Europe and wrote this melody – we call it ‘Gong Home’I’ve since recorded it on a record of mine call Orpheus with Bill Frisell on guitar, Houston Person on saxophone and my working quartet.It’s a great view of a classical melody interpreted by jazz musicians who are always, going home.”Ron Carter: At home New York City, 1st April 2014Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony composed 1893Ron Carter
Ron Carter: Musician, Dvorak: New World Symphony - Bernstein, NY Phil

 

“My record of import is one I heard in 1962 when I heard the melody played by Yusef Lateef on oboe. 

I later found out the record he made on this disc was called ‘Going Home’ which is one of the movements from a Dvorak Symphony. 

So I went out and bought the disc – that would have to be done by Leonard Bernstein and The New York Philharmonic when they do the four movements of the Dvorak New World Symphony - and among these four movements is that melody called Going Home 

The story is that Antonin Dvorak came to the States - to New York, heard some blues people and went back to his hometown in Europe and wrote this melody – we call it ‘Gong Home’ 

I’ve since recorded it on a record of mine call Orpheus with Bill Frisell on guitar, Houston Person on saxophone and my working quartet. 

It’s a great view of a classical melody interpreted by jazz musicians who are always, going home.” 

 

Ron Carter: At home New York City, 1st April 2014 

Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony composed 1893 

Ron Carter