Alain Caron (bassist)

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Alain Caron
Alain Caron at JazzFe 2006
Alain Caron at JazzFe 2006
Background information
Born (1955-05-05) May 5, 1955 (age 65)
Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada
GenresJazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsBass guitar
Associated actsUzeb, Didier Lockwood
Websitealaincaronbassmag.com

Alain Caron (born May 5, 1955) is a 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.

Caron is a founding member of the jazz fusion band UZEB.[1] In 1993, Caron began releasing albums as Le Band.[1] He has also recorded with Leni Stern and with Gino Vannelli.

Discography[edit]

  • Caron - Ecay - Lockwood (1992)
  • Le Band (1993)
  • Rhythm 'n Jazz (1995)[2]
  • Play (1997)
  • Call Me Al (2000)
  • 5 (2003)
  • Conversations (2007)[3]
  • Sep7entrion (2010)
  • Multiple Faces (2013)

Books[edit]

  • Rhythm 'n Jazz – Ultimate Play-Along for Bass: Jam With Alain Caron and His Band Le Band (1998) ISBN 0-9684633-1-2 ISBN 978-0-9684633-1-4
  • Play – Ultimate Play-Along for Bass: Jam With Alain Caron and His Band Le Band (1999) ISBN 0-9684633-1-2 ISBN 978-0-9684633-1-4

Instrument[edit]

Luthier George Furlanetto of F Bass in Hamilton, Ontario, has built basses for Caron since the eighties. Furlanetto worked with Caron to develop the F Bass Alain Caron model (AC6), which has the tone of a solid body 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 January 3, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Rhythm'n Jazz: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 3, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Erskine, Damian (October 2007). "Alain Caron "Conversations", 10/01/2007". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Alain Caron: Call him Doctor!
  5. ^ Doctorat honorifique : Monsieur Alain Caron
  6. ^ Order of Canada list announced: A guide to who’s being honoured

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