Ron Carter
Ron Carter

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Name: Ron Carter
Occupation: Bassist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: May 4, 1937
Age: 85
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Ron Carter

Ron Carter was born on May 4, 1937 in United States (85 years old). Ron Carter is a Bassist, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Ron Carternet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He became a known name through his work with the Miles Davis Quintet in the 1960s.

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Before Fame

He attended the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, going on to work with Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton.

Biography Timeline


Carter's first jobs as a jazz musician were playing bass with Chico Hamilton in 1959, followed by free-lance work with Jaki Byard, Cannonball Adderley, Randy Weston, Bobby Timmons, and Thelonious Monk. One of his first recorded appearances was on Hamilton alumnus Eric Dolphy's Out There, recorded on August 15, 1960, and featuring George Duvivier on bass, Roy Haynes on drums, and Carter on cello. The album's advanced harmonies and concepts were in step with the third stream movement. In early October 1960, Carter recorded How Time Passes with Don Ellis, and on June 20, 1961, he recorded Where?, his first album as a leader, featuring Dolphy on alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet, Mal Waldron on piano, Charlie Persip on drums, and Duvivier playing bass lines on tracks where Carter played cello.


Carter came to fame via the second Miles Davis Quintet in the mid 1960s, which also included Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and drummer Tony Williams. Carter joined Davis's group in 1963, appearing on the album Seven Steps to Heaven and the follow-up E.S.P., the latter being the first album to feature only the full quintet. It also featured three of Carter's compositions (the only time he contributed compositions to Davis's group). He stayed with Davis until 1968 (when he was replaced by Dave Holland), and participated in a couple of studio sessions with Davis in 1969 and 1970. Although he played electric bass occasionally during this era of early jazz-rock fusion, he has subsequently stopped playing that instrument, and in the 2000s plays only double bass.


After leaving Davis, Carter was for several years a mainstay of CTI Records, making albums under his own name and also appearing on many of the label's records with a diverse range of other musicians. Notable musical partnerships in the 1970s and 1980s included Joe Henderson, Houston Person, Hank Jones, Gabor Szabo and Cedar Walton. During the 1970s he was a member of the New York Jazz Quartet. In 1986, Carter played double bass on "Big Man on Mulberry Street" on Billy Joel's album The Bridge.


In 1987, Carter won a Grammy for "an instrumental composition for the film" Round Midnight. In 1994, he won another Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group for a tribute album to Miles Davis. He appears on the alternative hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest's influential album The Low End Theory on a track called "Verses from the Abstract". He appeared as a member of the jazz combo the Classical Jazz Quartet. In 1994, Carter appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African-American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by TIME. In 2001, Carter collaborated with Black Star and John Patton to record "Money Jungle" for the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Red Hot + Indigo, a tribute to Duke Ellington.


Carter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of City College of New York, having taught there for 20 years, and received an honorary Doctorate from the Berklee College of Music in Spring 2005. He joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York City in 2008, teaching bass in the school's Jazz Studies program. Carter made an appearance in Robert Altman's 1996 film, Kansas City. The end credits feature him and fellow bassist Christian McBride duetting on "Solitude".


Carter appeared as himself in an episode of the HBO series Treme entitled "What Is New Orleans". His authorized biography, Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes, ( ISBN 978-0989982511) by Dan Ouellette, was published by ArtistShare in 2008.


In 2010 Carter was honored with France's premier cultural award, the medallion and title of Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Carter was elected to the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 2012.

Family Life

Ron was, at one point, married to a model.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Ron Carter is 85 years, 5 months and 2 days old. Ron Carter will celebrate 86th birthday on a Thursday 4th of May 2023. Below we countdown to Ron Carter upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

81st birthday - Friday, May 4, 2018

81st birthday of Ron Carter

(Born 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, US) BASSIST, cellist, composer, bandleader, academic, arguably the most recorded jazz bassi...

80th birthday - Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ron Carter’s 80th + Birthdays Of Shirley Horn, Lorenz Hart & MJQ’s John Lewis

Monday 5.1.17 It’s the birthday today of the one the great singer-pianists of jazz, Shirley Horn, and Night Train celebrates with music from her early ‘60s

79th birthday - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

79th birthday of Ron Carter

(Born 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, US) Bassist, cellist, composer, bandleader, academic , arguably the most recorded jazz bass...

78th birthday - Monday, May 4, 2015

78th birthday of Ron Carter

(Born 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, US) Bassist, cellist, composer, bandleader, academic, arguably the most recorded jazz bassi...

77th birthday - Sunday, May 4, 2014

For Ron Carter’s 77th Birthday, a DownBeat Feature From Two Years Ago

Bass maestro Ron Carter turns 77 today. For the occasion, I’m posting a feature piece that DownBeat assigned me to write two years ago in response to his entry into the DB Hall of Fame. * * *…

Ron Carter 77th birthday timeline
75th birthday - Friday, May 4, 2012

Ron Carter: 75 Years Of Superb Bass

He's a phenomenal soloist, but his reliability is what's landed him on more than 2,000 recordings.

Ron Carter 75th birthday timeline

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