Personalities | Ron Carter | Sixties | Jazz & Blues

(Bass, piccolo bass, b. 1937)

A consummately professional bassist, Ron Carter possesses a distinctive tone and phenomenal dexterity that place him at the upper level of jazz rhythmists. In the early 1960s Carter joined drummer Chico Hamilton’s popular quintet, then worked with Eric Dolphy, Don Ellis, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley and Art Farmer. From 1963–68 Carter played in Miles Davis’s immortal rhythm section with Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams. He has an equally sturdy background in classical music.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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