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The Ron Carter Big Band LIVE on Stage thru September 2nd at Jazz Standard!

August 29, 2012

Ron Carter is an American jazz double-bassist. His appearances on over 2,500 albums make him one of the most-recorded bassists in jazz history, along with Milt Hinton, Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar. Carter is also an acclaimed cellist who has recorded numerous times on that instrument.
Carter was born in Ferndale, Michigan. He 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 in Detroit, and, later, the Eastman School of Music, where he played in its Philharmonic Orchestra. He gained his bachelor’s degree at Eastman in 1959, and in 1961 a master’s degree in double bass performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
Last year Mr. Carter, the eminent jazz bassist, released “Ron Carter’s Great Big Band” (Sunnyside) — somehow his first big-band album as a leader, featuring crisp arrangements by Bob Freedman. For this run he calls on veteran section players and some extremely sharp rhythm-section partners: Russell Malone on guitar, Donald Vega on piano and Kenny Washington on drums. At 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jazz Standard.

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