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Ron Carter

b, *1937 US, Ferndale, Michigan
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Ronald Levin Carter

Ron Carter (born Ronald Levin Carter, May 4, 1937) is an American jazz double bassist. His appearances on over 2,000 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history. Carter is also a cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument. Some of his studio albums as a leader include: Blues Farm (1973); All Blues (1973); Spanish Blue (1974); Anything Goes (1975); Yellow & Green (1976); Pastels (1976); Piccolo (1977); Third Plane (1977); Peg Leg (1978); and A Song for You (1978).

  • Bass
  • Bass guitar
  • Piccolo
  • Double bass
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Blues
Plays With
Artists United Against Apartheid
Barry Harris Trio
Benny Golson Quartet
Bill Easley Sextet
Bill Evans Quintet
Charles Tolliver And His All Stars
Charlie Persip's Jazz Statesmen
Chet Baker Group
Chet Baker Quartet
CTI All-Stars
Eric Reed Trio
Frank Morgan Quartet
Friedrich Gulda Und Sein Eurojazz-Orchester
Gary Bartz NTU Troop
George Russell Orchestra
Geri Allen Trio
Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio
Gil Evans And His Orchestra
Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio
Harold Mabern Trio
Herbie Hancock Trio
Jim Hall / Ron Carter Duo
Joe Henderson Quartet
Joe Henderson Sextet
Junior Mance Trio
McCoy Tyner Quartet
Michal Urbaniak Quartet
Michel Legrand & Co.
Milt Jackson Orchestra
Milt Jackson Sextet
Ron Carter / Cedar Walton Duo
Ron Carter Quartet
Ron Carter Sextet
Ron Carter Trio
Sam Jones & Co.
Steve Kuhn Trio
Sweet Basil Trio
Tadd Dameron And His Orchestra
Ted Rosenthal Trio
Thad Jones / Pepper Adams Quintet
The Art Of Three
The Bobby Timmons Trio
The Charles Bell Contemporary Jazz Quartet
The Charles Lloyd Quartet
The Classical Jazz Quartet
The Ernie Wilkins Orchestra
The Gildo Mahones Quartet
The Great Jazz Trio
The Great Quartet
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
The Jazz Interactions Orchestra
The Johnny Griffin Quartet
The Mal Waldron Sextet
The Master Trio
The Miles Davis Quintet
The Rocky Boyd Quintet
The Ron Carter Nonet
The V.S.O.P. Quintet
Three's Company
Toshiko Akiyoshi Quintet
Soul Flutes
The Herbie Hancock Quintet
The Brasiléros
Mellow Madness
Don Crawford
The New York Bass Violin Choir
Nobuya Sugawa
Ben Green
Kansas City Band
Horald Griffiths
The Family Tree
String Band
The Gotham Jazz Orchestra
Frank Morgan Allstars
Kwame Nkrumah
The Riverside Reunion Band
Milestone Jazzstars
Galaxy All-Stars In Tokyo
Billy Drumond
The James Williams All-Stars
George Kawaguchi & All Stars
Golden Striker Trio
Popular Tracks   
Light Blue on All Blues by Ron Carter
Tango pour Claude - Live on An Evening With by Ron Carter & Richard Galliano
Bye Bye Blackbird on The Ultimate Headphone & Hi-Fi Album by Various Artists
Desafinado on Night Songs by Various Artists
All Blues on All Blues by Ron Carter
Autumn Leaves - Live on Alone Together by Jim Hall & Ron Carter
Funkia on Funkia by Various Artists
United Blues - Instrumental on Third Plane by Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock & Tony Williams
Alone Together - Live on Alone Together by Jim Hall & Ron Carter
Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most on Now's The Time / Something In Common by Houston Person & Ron Carter

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Sides Of: JazzRon Carter, Airto Moreira, Peter Erskine2018Album
Masters Legacy Series Volume 2Emmet Cohen Featuring Ron Carter, Evan Sherman2018Album
Remember LoveHouston Person & Ron Carter2018Album
Golden Striker (Live At Theaterstübchen, Kassel)Ron Carter2017Album
An Evening With Ron Carter, Richard Galliano (Live At The Theaterstübchen, Kassel)Ron Carter, Richard Galliano2017Album
San SebastianRon Carter, Golden Striker Trio2017Album
ChemistryHouston Person & Ron Carter2016Album
Toots - Heart & SoulToots Thielemans Featuring Herbie Hancock, Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Plus Tony Mottola2014Compil.
My Personal SongbookRon Carter And WDR Big Band Köln2014Album
In Memory Of JimRon Carter2014Album
We're BackGerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, Kenny Barron - Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio With Guests: Warren Wolf, Larry Goldings, Steve Wilson2014Album
Thrasher Dream TrioKenny Barron, Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter2013Album
Where? + The QuestEric Dolphy With Mal Waldron & Ron Carter2012Compil.
The Next LevelIgnaz Dinné, Ron Carter2008Album
Just Between FriendsHouston Person With Ron Carter2008Album
Jazz & BossaRon Carter2008Album
Dear Miles,Ron Carter2007Album
Bill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul MotianBill Frisell, Ron Carter, Paul Motian2006Album
Pick 'Em / Super StringsRon Carter2006Compil.
New York Cool - Live At Blue NoteDonald Harrison, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham2005Album
Live In Japan 2003 Vol. 2The Art Of Three / Billy Cobham Feat. Ron Carter, Kenny Barron2004Album
Guitar & BassRon Carter2004Compil.
Apres Un ReveRoland Hanna with Ron Carter, Grady Tate2003Album
Entre AmigosRosa Passos & Ron Carter2003Album
Live In Japan 2003The Art Of Three / Billy Cobham Feat. Kenny Barron, Ron Carter2003Album
Songs For YouRon Carter2003Compil.
Patch KitNoah Baerman With Ron Carter And Ben Riley2003Album
Live At Sweet BasilRon Carter, Art Farmer2003Album
The Golden StrikerRon Carter2003Album
Plays BachThe Classical Jazz Quartet, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Stefon Harris, Lewis Nash2002Album
World Of Rhythm LiveHerbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham2002Album
DialoguesHouston Person With Ron Carter2002Album
4 Generations Of MilesGeorge Coleman, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb2002Album
Telepathy. Live At Village West / TelephoneRon Carter . Jim Hall2001Album
StardustRon Carter2001Album
The Art Of ThreeBilly Cobham featuring Ron Carter / Kenny Barron2001Album
Holidays In RioRon Carter2001Album
When Skies Are Grey...Ron Carter2000Album
Air "Sugawa Meets Ron Carter"Nobuya Sugawa meets Ron Carter2000Album
We'll Soon Find OutJoey Baron, Arthur Blythe, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell1999Album
New York City, Philharmonic Hall At Lincoln Center, February 12, 1964The Miles Davis Quintet With George Coleman - Herbie Hancock - Ron Carter - Anthony Williams1998Compil.
The Complete Muse SessionsHouston Person, Ron Carter1997Compil.
The Bass And IRon Carter1997Album
Black DaffodilsMikio Masuda with Ron Carter & Lewis Nash1997Album
Down HomeJoey Baron, Arthur Blythe, Ron Carter, Bill Frisell1997Album
St. ThomasCedar Walton • Ron Carter • Billy Higgins, Sweet Basil Trio1996Album
Brandenburg ConcertoRon Carter1996Album
Mr. Bow-TieRon Carter1995Album
Round Up The Usual SuspectsJon Mayer Trio featuring Ron Carter & Billy Higgins1995Album
Twenty OneGeri Allen Trio With Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1994Album
Jazz, My RomanceRon Carter1994Album
So Easy To RememberStéphane Grappelli, Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ron Carter, Grady Tate1993Album
FriendsRon Carter1993Album
Now's The TimeHouston Person, Ron Carter1993Album
Hurricane!Herbie Hancock Trio : Herbie Hancock With Ron Carter & Billy Cobham1992Album
HeadlineSteve Khan, Ron Carter, Al Foster, Anthony Jackson, Dennis Chambers, Manolo Badrena1992Album
ToujoursMichel Perez Quartet, Ron Carter, Billy Drumond, Mario Stanchev, Frank Amsallem1992Album
Ron Carter Meets BachRon Carter1992Album
Let's Call ThisSteve Khan, Ron Carter, Al Foster1991Album
Live At Sweet BasilRon Carter, Art Farmer1991Album
My Funny ValentineCedar Walton, Ron Carter & Billy Higgins : Sweet Basil Trio1991Album
New York ReunionMcCoy Tyner Quartet, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Al Foster1991Album
PanamanhattanRon Carter and Richard Galliano1991Album
Something In CommonHouston Person, Ron Carter1990Album
Brilliant CornersJames Spaulding, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter, Kenny Washington, Mulgrew Miller1989Album
Birdology - Live At The TBB Jazzz FestivalRon Carter, Don Sickler1989Album
Birdology - Live At The TBB Jazz FestivalRon Carter, Jackie McLean, Johnny Griffin, Cecil Payne, Roy Haynes, Duke Jordan, Don Sickler1989Album
DuetsHelen Merrill + Ron Carter1989Album
Paris, FranceMiles Davis, Anthony Williams, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock1988Album
Standard Bearers - The Milestone CollectionRon Carter1988Compil.
I'm Walkin'Ron Carter & Harumi Kaneko1988Album
All AloneRon Carter1988Album
In A Jazz TraditionRon Carter Presents Eric Gale1988Album
La Passion BéatriceRon Carter, Lili Boulanger1987Album
Plays BachRon Carter1987Album
Ron Carter Presents Dado MoroniRon Carter Presents Dado Moroni1987Album
Cedar Walton PlaysCedar Walton, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins1987Album
Very WellRon Carter1987Album
Ron Carter Live / Double BassRon Carter1986Album
The Puzzle = パズルRon Carter1986Album
Ron CarterRon Carter1986Compil.
This Bud's For You...Bud Shank And The Rhythm Section Of Ron Carter, Kenny Barron, Al Foster1985Album
VoyageMichel Sardaby Featuring Ron Carter1984Album
Blues In The ClosetThe Master Trio Featuring Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1984Album
The All American TrioCedar Walton, Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette1984Album
The Master TrioThe Master Trio Featuring Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter, Anthony Williams1983Album
EtudesRon Carter1983Album
CarnavalRon Carter, Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Anthony Williams1983Album
Ron CarterRon Carter1982Compil.
PatrãoRon Carter1981Album
Herbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Tony WilliamsHerbie Hancock Trio With Ron Carter + Anthony Williams1981Album
Super StringsRon Carter1981Album
Le Choix Des Armes (Bande Original Du Film)Philippe Sarde / Ron Carter / Buster Williams1981Album
New York SlickRon Carter1980Album
Mirror, MirrorJoe Henderson • Chick Corea • Ron Carter • Billy Higgins1980Album
Empire JazzRon Carter1980Album
Pick 'EmRon Carter1980Album
Milestone Jazzstars In ConcertRon Carter / Sonny Rollins / McCoy Tyner1979Album
1 + 3Ron Carter1979Album
ParadeRon Carter1979Album
A Song For YouRon Carter1978Album
Peg LegRon Carter1978Album
CrossingsRed Garland / Ron Carter / "Philly" Joe Jones1978Album
N. O. BluesRon Carter1978Single
Third PlaneRon Carter / Herbie Hancock / Anthony Williams1977Album
Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow)Ron Carter1976Single
PastelsRon Carter1976Album
Yellow & GreenRon Carter1976Album
Anything GoesRon Carter1975Album
Spanish BlueRon Carter1975Album
Anything GoesRon Carter1975Single
Recorded Live At Jimmy'sMichel Legrand Featuring Phil Woods With Ron Carter, Grady Tate And George Davis1975Album
MagicEric Dolphy / Ron Carter1975Compil.
117 Special (Part I)Ron Carter1974Single
All BluesRon Carter1974Album
Blues FarmRon Carter1973Album
Uptown ConversationRon Carter1970Album
Robert Scheer's A Night At Santa RitaRosko, Ron Carter, James Spaulding1969Album
Where?Ron Carter With Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron1961Album
All MembersDon Sleet With Jimmy Heath / Wynton Kelly / Jimmy Cobb / Ron Carter1961Album
UntitledEric Dolphy, Ron Carter1960Album
ToujoursMichel Perez, Ron Carter, Billy Drumond, Mario Stanchev, Frank AmsallemAlbum
Anything For Jazz / Different DrummerJaki Byard Featuring Ron Carter, Bill Evans / Elvin JonesAlbum
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