Musician, Composer, Arranger
Aired: Friday 11.26.2010 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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With over 2500 albums to his credit Ron Carter may be the world's most recorded jazz bassist. He is easily among the most respected and original. In his 45 year career, he has performed with a range of artists, from Miles Davis to Eric Dolphy, from Lena Horne to James Brown and from Bill Evans to A Tribe Called Quest. In addition to performing, composing and arranging, he also lectures and teaches. And he is on the board of directors of the Harlem Jazz Center in New York.
In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band and another Grammy in 1998 for Call 'Sheet Blues', an instrumental composition from the film 'Round Midnight.
He was recently honored by the French Minister of Culture with France's premier cultural award--the medallion and title of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, given to those who have distinguished themselves in the domain of artistic or literary creation and for their contribution to the spread of arts and letters in France and the world.