RON CARTER

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The epitome of class and elegance, though not stuffy, Ron Carter has been a world class bassist and cellist since the '60s. He's among the greatest accompanists of all time, but has also done many albums exhibiting his prodigious technique. He's a brilliant rhythmic and melodic player, who uses everything in the bass and cello arsenal; walking lines, thick, full, prominent notes and tones, drones and strumming effects, and melody snippets. His bowed solos are almost as impressive as those done with his fingers. Carter has been featured in clothing, instrument, and pipe advertisements; he's close to being the bass equivalent of a Duke Ellington in his mix of musical and extra-musical interests. Carter's nearly as accomplished in classical music as jazz, and has performed with symphony orchestras all over the world. He's almost exclusively an acoustic player; he did play electric for a short time in the late '60s read more...
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RON CARTER Discography

RON CARTER albums / top albums

RON CARTER Where? album cover 3.33 | 3 ratings
Where?
Post Bop 1961
RON CARTER Uptown Conversation album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Uptown Conversation
Post Bop 1970
RON CARTER Blues Farm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues Farm
Post Bop 1973
RON CARTER All Blues album cover 3.67 | 3 ratings
All Blues
Post Bop 1974
RON CARTER Spanish Blue album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Spanish Blue
Post Bop 1975
RON CARTER Anything Goes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anything Goes
Funk Jazz 1975
RON CARTER Pastels album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Pastels
Post Bop 1976
RON CARTER Yellow & Green album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Yellow & Green
Post Bop 1976
RON CARTER Third Plane (with Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams) album cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Third Plane (with Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams)
Post Bop 1977
RON CARTER Peg Leg album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Peg Leg
Post Bop 1978
RON CARTER A Song For You album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
A Song For You
Post Bop 1978
RON CARTER New York Slick album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New York Slick
Fusion 1979
RON CARTER Parade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Parade
Big Band 1979
RON CARTER Empire Jazz album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Empire Jazz
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1980
RON CARTER Pick 'Em album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pick 'Em
Post Bop 1980
RON CARTER Super Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Super Strings
Fusion 1981
RON CARTER Patrão album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Patrão
Post Bop 1981
RON CARTER Parfait album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Parfait
Post Bop 1982
RON CARTER Etudes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Etudes
Post Bop 1983
RON CARTER Ron Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter
Fusion 1985
RON CARTER Very Well album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Very Well
Fusion 1987
RON CARTER Ron Carter Presents Dado Moroni album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter Presents Dado Moroni
Post Bop 1987
RON CARTER All Alone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Alone
Post Bop 1988
RON CARTER Birdology : Tribute To Charlie Parker Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdology : Tribute To Charlie Parker Volume 1
Hard Bop 1989
RON CARTER Birdology : Tribute To Charlie Parker Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdology : Tribute To Charlie Parker Volume 2
Hard Bop 1989
RON CARTER Eight Plus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eight Plus
Post Bop 1990
RON CARTER Ron Carter Meets Bach album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter Meets Bach
Post Bop 1992
RON CARTER Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Friends
Post Bop 1993
RON CARTER Jazz, My Romance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz, My Romance
Post Bop 1994
RON CARTER Mr. Bow-Tie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Bow-Tie
Post Bop 1995
RON CARTER The Bass and I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Bass and I
Post Bop 1997
RON CARTER Brandenburg Concerto album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Brandenburg Concerto
Post Bop 1997
RON CARTER So What album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
So What
Post Bop 1998
RON CARTER Orfeu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Orfeu
Post Bop 1999
RON CARTER When Skies Are Grey album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
When Skies Are Grey
Post Bop 2001
RON CARTER Stardust album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stardust
Post Bop 2002
RON CARTER The Golden Striker album cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
The Golden Striker
Hard Bop 2003
RON CARTER Dear Miles, album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dear Miles,
Cool Jazz 2007
RON CARTER Jazz & Bossa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Jazz & Bossa
Bossa Nova 2008
RON CARTER Ron Carter's Great Big Band album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Ron Carter's Great Big Band
Big Band 2011
RON CARTER Ron Carter and WDR Big Band : My Personal Songbook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter and WDR Big Band : My Personal Songbook
Big Band 2014
RON CARTER Ron Carter Quartet & Vitoria Maldonado : Brasil L. I. K. E. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter Quartet & Vitoria Maldonado : Brasil L. I. K. E.
Pop/Art Song/Folk 2016

RON CARTER EPs & splits

RON CARTER live albums

RON CARTER Piccolo album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Piccolo
Post Bop 1977
RON CARTER 1+3 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
1+3
Post Bop 1979
RON CARTER Heart & Soul (with Cedar Walton) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heart & Soul (with Cedar Walton)
Hard Bop 1982
RON CARTER Carnaval (with Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Tony Williams) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Carnaval (with Hank Jones, Sadao Watanabe, Tony Williams)
Post Bop 1983
RON CARTER Telephone album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Telephone
Post Bop 1984
RON CARTER Live At Village West album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Village West
Post Bop 1984
RON CARTER The Puzzle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Puzzle
Post Bop 1986
RON CARTER Birdology - Live At The TBB Jazzz Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Birdology - Live At The TBB Jazzz Festival
Post Bop 1989
RON CARTER Panamanhattan album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Panamanhattan
Post Bop 1991
RON CARTER Holiday in Rio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday in Rio
Post Bop 2001
RON CARTER The Golden Striker Trio in San Sebastian album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
The Golden Striker Trio in San Sebastian
Hard Bop 2013
RON CARTER Cocktails At The Cotton Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cocktails At The Cotton Club
Post Bop 2013
RON CARTER In Memory Of Jim album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Memory Of Jim
Hard Bop 2014
RON CARTER Hildener Jazztage Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hildener Jazztage Live
Post Bop 2015
RON CARTER An Evening With - Live at the Theaterstubchen, Kassel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
An Evening With - Live at the Theaterstubchen, Kassel
Post Bop 2017
RON CARTER Golden Striker Trio : Live At The Theaterstübchen album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Golden Striker Trio : Live At The Theaterstübchen
Post Bop 2017
RON CARTER Ron Carter / Danny Simmons The Brown Beatnik Tomes : Live at BRIC House album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter / Danny Simmons The Brown Beatnik Tomes : Live at BRIC House
Vocal Jazz 2019
RON CARTER Foursight : Stockholm, Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Foursight : Stockholm, Vol. 1
Post Bop 2019

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RON CARTER re-issues & compilations

RON CARTER Ron Carter album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ron Carter
Fusion 1982
RON CARTER Standard Bearers - The Milestone Collection album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Standard Bearers - The Milestone Collection
Post Bop 1988
RON CARTER Town Hall Concert (with Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, James Newton, Tony Williams) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Town Hall Concert (with Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard, James Newton, Tony Williams)
Post Bop 1998
RON CARTER Telepathy: Live At Village West / Telephone album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Telepathy: Live At Village West / Telephone
Post Bop 2001
RON CARTER Pick'Em/Super Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pick'Em/Super Strings
Post Bop 2001
RON CARTER Songs For You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs For You
Post Bop 2003
RON CARTER Guitar & Bass album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guitar & Bass
Post Bop 2004

RON CARTER singles (0)

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Dear Miles
Post Bop 2000

RON CARTER Reviews

RON CARTER Empire Jazz

Album · 1980 · Pop/Art Song/Folk
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It's difficult to imagine what inspired Ron Carter to use John Williams' Star Wars compositions as material for his album. Possibly, combination of well-known tunes with some great jazz/fusion names on recordings sounded as commercially attractive project,who knows.

The result isn't as good as it was possibly expected.Musical material is really more pop-related,even if some moments of jazzy versions could be accepted as slightly interesting. Musicians collaborated are mostly great (including Billy Cobham on drums,Bob James on piano and Crusaders flautist Hubert Laws, who really is star of this recording), but the music played is only very average at its best.

Carter's bass line isn't impressive,but at least are competent (nothing sounds different from his other works of that time though). Cobham's drumming is light and enough jazzy, but again as almost every of participated musicians he sounds there more as studio session musician,paid by hours. In fact, all album's problem is team of really good musicians recorded uninspired market-oriented project and every listener can easily hear it.

Album for Star Wars' fans and Carter's collectors mostly.

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