“You can’t describe the style of Alain Caron without speaking of high virtuosity” (translation), Gitarre & Bass, February 97, Germany.
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Canadian bassist Alain Caron’s musical career began at the early age of 11 as he soon discovered the music which would become his life’s passion – jazz. In the 70s he moved to Montreal and started extensive studio work. He also started playing quite a bit in jazz clubs in and around town. The self-taught musician took correspondence courses, and eventually, journeyed south to attend Berkley College of Music. While in Boston, he was quickly introduced to some outstanding young musicians, co-students, as well as, seasoned well established professional jazzman. Soon performing nightly, in the Boston area, with David Kikovsky, Tom Harrell, Sal Nestico, Frank Tiberi, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Moses, to name a few.
Opportunity knocked in 1977 when he met the Michel Cusson Group. Caron found himself in the company of like-minded musicians – who could appreciate jazz and its origins, as well as looking ahead to the future. They emerged in the early 1980s with super fusion group UZEB. Gradually the group evolved into a mature outfit, interested in intelligent fusion—impressive but always musical. By the time Noisy Night and the outstanding, World Tour ’90 were released, Alain had recorded ten albums with them. UZEB sold over 400,000 copies.Caron found himself on world tours and with albums on the hit parade: pretty heady stuff…
(Recognized by Down Beat magazine as one of the best electric jazz bands of the decade, the group received nine Felix Awards – Best Jazz Album (1983-84-86-87-90-91), Best Group (1984-89), and Most Recognized Artist Abroad (1990), a Gemini Award For Best Original Score (1989), a SOCAN Award, and the Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award (1991). —Alain Caron Biography
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