Alain Caron (bassist)

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Alain Caron
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Alain Caron at JazzFe 2006
Background information
Birth name Alain Caron
Born (1955-05-05) May 5, 1955 (age 59)
Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion
Occupations Musician
Instruments Bass
Associated acts Uzeb, Didier Lockwood
Website alaincaron.com

Alain Caron (born May 5, 1955 in Saint-Éloi, Quebec) is a French Canadian jazz bassist.

The youngest of 11 children, Caron started playing bass at age 11 and began pursuing jazz at age 15. 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.

He is a former member of Uzeb (with Michel Cusson on guitar and Paul Brochu on drums) that was active from 1976 to 1992.[1]

In 1993, Caron began releasing concept albums as Le Band.[1]

He has also recorded with Leni Stern and with Gino Vannelli.

Discography[edit]

  • Le Band – 1993
  • Rhythm 'n Jazz – 1995[2]
  • Play – 1997
  • Call Me Al – 2000
  • 5 – 2003
  • 5 Live – 2006
  • 5 Live (DVD) – 2006
  • Conversations – 2007[3]
  • Sep7entrion – 2010
  • Multiple Faces – 2013

Books[edit]

Instrument[edit]

Luthier George Furlanetto of F Bass in Hamilton, Ontario, has built basses for Alain for 20 years. Furlanetto worked together with Caron to develop the F Bass Alain Caron model (AC6), which has the tone of a solidbody fretless with the dynamic characteristics of an acoustic guitar.

Awards and distinctions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hill, Gary. "Alain Caron: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Rhythm'n Jazz: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  3. ^ Erskine, Damian (October 2007). "Alain Caron "Conversations", 10/01/2007". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2011-01-03. 
  4. ^ Alain Caron: Call him Doctor![dead link]
  5. ^ Doctorat honorifique : Monsieur Alain Caron

External links[edit]