Ron Carter
Ron Carter

Ron Carter

About Ron Carter

One of the greatest bass players jazz has ever known, Ron Carter played cello as a child, hoping for a career in classical music. He eventually settled on bass, and a career in jazz. Carter made his name playing with Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and Thelonious Monk, before joining the Miles Davis Quintet in 1963. Carter was part of a formidable rhythm section, alongside Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams, remaining with the Quintet until 1968. In addition to his work with Davis, Carter was in high demand for studio work, recording with George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, and many others. He also found time to maintain a solo career as well, composing his own material and leading a variety of all-star bands onstage and in the studio.

  • HOMETOWN
    Ferndale, MI
  • BORN
    May 4, 1937

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