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Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937) is an American 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 moved to Detroit, he… read more

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  • Avatar for Zaqq_the
    Yeah, Empire Jazz is quite cool.
  • Avatar for nacht_vogel
    Where? is a killer recording. That bowed double bass is incredible on so many levels and then there's also Eric Dolphy. damn.
  • Avatar for XSeanybOiX
    Thanks a lot Ron Carter, on the bass. Yes my man Ron Carter, is on the bass.
  • Avatar for mattimeus
    "meets bach" is sublime
  • Avatar for sna033
    his music is just too great. the more I get, the more I want
  • Avatar for boehj
    love you ron
  • Avatar for Austintayeshus
    New photo: http://www.last.fm/music/Ron+Carter/+images/53366995
  • Avatar for 16N0R4N7
    "EmpireJazz" should be the top album. Best cover art, ever.
  • Avatar for lucas_braga
    You have to come back to Brazil in 2010 my friend!
  • Avatar for Sooperglitcher
    ish... just listen to him in this one: http://www.last.fm/music/Gil+Scott-Heron/_/Pieces+of+a+Man

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