Peg Leg (album)

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Peg Leg
Peg Leg Ron Carter.jpg
Studio album by Ron Carter
Released 1978
Recorded November 1977
Genre Jazz
Length ~ 40 min's
Label Milestone
Producer Ron Carter
Ron Carter chronology
Third Plane
Peg Leg
A Song for You

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: