Ron Carter has become one of the most accomplished and recorded bassists in all of jazz history. He was born in Ferndale, Michigan on May 4, 1937 and started on cello, later switching to bass when he found classical playing opportunities to be unjustly limited. He gained a degree from the Eastman School of Music and soon found steady work in New York playing with Chico Hamilton, Randy Weston and Eric Dolphy. After earning a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, he began amassing a list of credits that can scarcely be documented. Highlights include his tenure with Miles Davis from 1963-68, the Milestone Jazz Stars and his own ensembles. He has produced numerous records as a leader, often featuring his cello, piccolo bass and original compositions.
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