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Ron Carter (born May 4, 1937, Ferndale, Michigan) is an American jazz bassist. His unique sound and great swing have made him a sought after studio man - his appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history.

Ron Carter has performed with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop music throughout his career including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, George Benson and, more recently, A Tribe Called Quest. Ron Carter continues to perform live and record to this day. Order your Ron Carter Tickets online today and see a legend live for the jazz experience of a lifetime.

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Ron Carter started to play cello at the age of 10, but when his family moved to Detroit, he ran into difficulties regarding the racial stereotyping of classical musicians and instead moved to bass. He attended the historic Cass Technical High School. Ron Carter played in the Eastman School of Music's Philharmonic Orchestra, and gained his bachelor's degree in 1959, and in 1961 a master's degree in double bass performance from the Manhattan School of Music. His first jobs as a jazz musician were with Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton. His first records were made with Eric Dolphy (another former member of Hamilton's group) and Don Ellis, in 1960. He also worked during this time with Randy Weston, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley and Art Farmer.

Ron Carter came to fame via the second great Miles Davis quintet in the early 1960s, which also included Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Tony Williams. Ron Carter joined Davis's group in 1963, appearing on the album Seven Steps to Heaven and the follow-up E.S.P.. The latter was the first album to feature the full quintet, and also featured three of Ron Carter's compositions (the only time he contributed compositions to Davis's group). He stayed with Davis's regular group until 1968 (when he was replaced by Dave Holland), and participated in a couple of studio sessions with Davis in 1969 and 1970. Although Ron Carter played electric bass occasionally during this period, he has subsequently eschewed that instrument entirely, and now plays only acoustic bass.