Peg Leg (album)

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Peg Leg
Studio album by Ron Carter
Released 1978
Recorded November 1977
Genre Jazz
Length ~ 40 min's
Label Milestone
Producer Ron Carter

Peg Leg is an album by jazz bassist Ron Carter, originally released on LP in 1978, digitally remastered and released on CD in 1991 by Fantasy Studios.[1]

It was recorded in November 1977 and prominently features Carter on piccolo bass. Often carrying the melody the instrument is a focus of 3 of the albums 6 tracks, while fellow bass player Buster Williams performs the traditional role of the instrument on those tracks. The rhythm section is completed by piano and percussion (on all but 1 track), and guitar on 4 tracks. The standard jazz-ensemble is further augmented, on all 6 tracks, by woodwinds (see below).

Carter uses a piccolo bass tuned a fourth higher than a normal double bass (low to high: A-D-G-C).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Peg Leg" - 8:08
  2. "Sheila's Song (Hasta Luego, Mi Amiga)" - 6:14
  3. "Chapter XI" - 5:41
  4. "Epistrophy" (Monk) - 7:33
  5. "My Ship" (Weill, I. Gershwin) - 5:10
  6. "Patchouli" - 7:06
  • All compositions by Ron Carter except as indicated; album produced by Ron Carter
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, November 16, 18, 21, 22 1977.


Woodwinds arranged and conducted by Robert M Freedman: