Richard Carr: violinist, improvisor, creator of original musical works, and teacher.

        
                        

Richard Carr is a violinist, composer and music educator who lives in Rosendale, New York (a little under 2 hrs. north of New York City). He holds a Doctorate in music education from Columbia University. He has recorded numerous albums under his own name and with artists such as Bill Laswell, Fred Frith, Bootsy Collins, Sly & Robbie, The Swans, Milt Hinton, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli Jr., Alan Dawson, Howard Alden, and Karl Berger. He has performed with James Williams, Kenny Davern, Doc Cheatam, Jay McShann, Jamal Nasser, Mike Nord, Georg Hofmann, Steve Gorn, and John McDermott. He has regularly toured the US, Europe, Japan, and Mexico over the past twenty years. He is a former radio host on WDST in Woodstock, NY. In the 1980’s he lived in Boston and played sectional violin with the Boston Philharmonic. He currently teaches strings in the Poughkeepsie City School District.
                                                                     

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Richard Carr is a violinist, composer and music educator who lives in Rosendale, New York (a little under 2 hrs. north of New York City). He holds a doctorate in music education from Columbia University. He has recorded numerous albums under his own name.

                   


 

Studied violin for four years at New England Conservatory with Eric Rosenblith.

Studied Composition with Donald Martino, John Bavichhi, Peter Hazard, Alison Novak, and Jonathan Kramer.


 

JAZZ RECORDINGS

 

Biosphere (2006) with Mike Nord, Georg Hofmann, and Art Maddox. London England, Leo CD LR 456

In Walks Art (2004) with Mike Nord and Georg Hofmann. London, England, Leo  CD LR 401

Along the Edge (1999) with Mike Nord and Georg Hofmann. Auchen, Germany: Nabel 4683-2

String Thing  (1998) with Bucky Pizzarelli. New York: Savant 2010

Coast to Coast (1997) with Mike Nord and Georg Hofmann. Auchen, Germany: Nabel 4675-2

We Three Strings (1997) with Howard Alden and Milt Hinton. New York: Muse

Richard Carr And Howard Alden Just The Two Of Us (1991) with Howard Alden. New Orleans: Audiophile

Stringvibrations (1986) with Alan Dawson. Decatur Georgia: Progressive

Afternoon in New York (1984) with Bucky and John Pizzarelli. New Orleans: Audiophile

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Writing a Soundtrack to Your Life, General Music Today, October 1997

 

PRESENTATIONS

Electro Acoustic Music, ATMI/CMS National Conference, Atlanta, September 2008

Improvising with Extended String Techniques, Tokyo International University, Kawagoe Japan, Summer 2006

Developing Musical Fluency Through Improvisation, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, Spring 2003

Constructing Musical Concepts Through the Improvisational Process, College Music Society, Northeast Chapter Conference, Albany New York, Spring 1998

Creative Arts Laboratory, American Educational Research Association, national conference, New York, Spring 1997

 

 

Jazz Performer

1979-present

Performed and recorded professionally in jazz venues throughout the world with well known jazz musicians such as Bill Lasswell, Fred Frith,  Milt Hinton, Major Holley, Jay McShann, Doc Cheatam, Kenny Davern, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Karl Berger, Jamal Nasser, James Williams, and Alan Dawson. Toured Japan in 1987, 1991 and 2006. Toured Europe 1993, 1996, & 1997, 1999, 2000. Toured  Mexico 2000. Toured Pacific Northwest 2003 & 2007. Member of New York Open Music Ensemble


 

P.O. Box 74                                                                          e-mail: rcarr1018@gmail.com

Rosendale, NY 12472

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                            

 





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