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Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument. He was elected to the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2012.

Carter was born in Ferndale, Michigan. He started to play cello at the age of 10 (1947), but when his family…

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  • Yeah, Empire Jazz is quite cool.
  • Where? is a killer recording. That bowed double bass is incredible on so many levels and then there's also Eric Dolphy. damn.
  • Thanks a lot Ron Carter, on the bass. Yes my man Ron Carter, is on the bass.
  • "meets bach" is sublime
  • his music is just too great. the more I get, the more I want
  • love you ron
  • New photo: http://www.last.fm/music/Ron+Carter/+images/53366995
  • "EmpireJazz" should be the top album. Best cover art, ever.
  • You have to come back to Brazil in 2010 my friend!
  • ish... just listen to him in this one: http://www.last.fm/music/Gil+Scott-Heron/_/Pieces+of+a+Man

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