This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist.
Wikipedia : This day (May 4, 1937), in Ferndale, Michigan, is born Ron Carter, an American jazz double-bassist.
Official Site : With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music’s greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons.
@Facebook : His first jobs as a jazz musician were with Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton. His first records were made with Eric Dolphy (another former member of Hamilton’s group) and Don Ellis, in 1960.
@last.fm : Ron Carter is a brilliant rhythmic and melodic player, who uses everything in the bass and cello arsenal; walking lines, thick, full, prominent notes and tones, drones and strumming effects, and melody snippets. His bowed solos are almost as impressive as those done with his fingers.
Video : My Funny Valentine (2011) . Dear Miles (2010) . w/ Helen Sung – First Trip (2009) . Autumn Leaves (2006) . Little Walts (1990) . w/ Bobby Hutcherson & Herbie Hancock – Bouquet (1985) . w/ Herbie Hancock & Billy Cobham – Walkin’ (1983) . w/ George Benson – Downbeat/Lover Man (1976) .