Alain Caron - BASS
Canadian bassist Alain Caron opportunity knocked in 1977 when he met the Michel Cusson Group. Caron found himself in the company of like-minded musicians. They emerged in the early 1980s with super fusion group UZEB. Between 1981 and 1990 UZEB had recorded ten albums and sold over 400,000 copies, performing concerts in more than 20 countries.
He also toured world-wide with Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Didier Lockwood, Billy Cobham, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Dennis Chambers, Alex Acuna and Gino Vannelli performing concerts in more than 30 countries. Caron soon developed a reputation as a master electric bass player, a virtuoso on the 6-string bass guitar. Not surprisingly, as he became increasingly well known, Caron taught master classes in most of the world’s major cities, including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New-York, Boston, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Geneva, Frankfurt Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bogota and Mexico. To this day, Alain Caron has released more than 20 records, solo or with the group UZEB and in collaboration or as a guest artist on more than 25 recordings. Winners of numerous prices including, 10 Felix, 1 Gemeaux, 1 Oscar-Peterson award. Alain Caron was ranked Best Bass player for 10 years in the row by magazine The Jazz Report.