Ron Carter

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Ron Carter
Carter performing in May 2019
Carter performing in May 2019
Background information
Birth nameRonald Levin Carter
Born (1937-05-04) May 4, 1937 (age 85)
Ferndale, Michigan, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • educator
Instruments
Years active1960–present
Labels

Ronald Levin Carter (born May 4, 1937)[1] is an American jazz double bassist. He appeared in over 2,220 recording sessions, making him the most-recorded jazz bassist in history.[2]

Carter has three Grammy Awards.[3] Carter is also a cellist who has recorded many times on that instrument.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Feather, Leonard; Gitler, Ira (1999). "Carter, Ron (Ronald Levin)". The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 115.
  2. Rachel Swatman (January 7, 2016). "Ron Carter earns world record as the most recorded jazz bassist in history". Guinness Book of World Records. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  3. "Ron Carter". GRAMMY.com. 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2020-07-13.
  4. Wynn, Ron. "Ron Carter Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2020.