Always in-demand bassist tells FBPO about new recordings, tours, equipment and more in this new video interview from NAMM!
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
April 1, 2013
Canadian-born bassist Alain Caron embarked upon his musical career at age 11, after winning an amateur contest. By the time he turned 14, he had discovered jazz and found his true calling.
Caron is perhaps best known for his brilliant bass playing in the ’80s super fusion group UZEB, with which he traveled and recorded extensively. He has also toured with music icons Mike Stern, Frank Gambale, Biréli Lagrène, Didier Lockwood, Tiger Okoshi, Billy Cobham, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Dennis Chambers, Alex Acuña, Don Alias, Gino Vannelli and many others.
In 1993, Alain founded his own label, Norac Records. To date, he has released more than twenty albums, with UZEB and as a solo artist. Among his numerous distinctions include and an honorary doctorate from the University of Quebec and being ranked “Best Bass Player” for ten consecutive years by The Jazz Report magazine.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Alain at the 2013 NAMM show.
Watch our interview with Alain
FBPO’s Jon Liebman with Alain
NAMM show, 2012
L-R: Steve Bailey, Jon Liebman, Alain
NAMM show, 2013