RON CARTER QUARTET
Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center
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Undeniably, Ron Carter is the preeminent bass player of the second half of the 20th century and now beyond. His harmonic sophistication and dexterity on the acoustic bass sets him apart from every other practitioner in the history of jazz. In addition to the standard bass he has also employed the cello and the piccolo bass throughout his career.
The pursuit of music began in Detroit with the cello at age 10, but he earned Bachelor of Music and Masters degrees as a bassist. While still a student, he dazzled the jazz world with his prodigious ability. Among his early affiliations were dates with Chico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, Thelonious Monk, and Art Farmer prior to joining Miles Davis’s second great quintet that also included Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams. The band toured and recorded exhaustively through the 1960s after which he left the band and became the most widely recorded bassist in jazz (more than 2,000 recordings!) in a multitude of settings including his own bands, of course.
Mr. Carter’s exploration has continued throughout his career, including chamber and orchestral work as well as scoring feature films and television shows. A multiple poll-winner as a player, he also enjoys an active teaching career at the university level.
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