Ron Carter

Biography

Ronald Levin Carter, 4 May 1937, Ferndale, Michigan, USA. As a child Carter played cello, hoping for a career in classical music. Adept on several instruments, including violin, clarinet and trombone, he eventually settled on bass. He also opted for a career in jazz when he became aware of the difficulties confronting any black youth with musical ambitions centred upon the concert platform. He was in his early 20s before he began to perform regularly in jazz, securing a place in Chico... Read more

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jazz
bass
jazz bass
hard bop
funk
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