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The Music of Ron Carter

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Keep up with the latest developments in Ron’s Career.

From The Bottom Up

From The Bottom Up

In-depth interviews by author Gui Duvignau with seven master bassists exploring how they developed their own unique sound, how they maintain their individuality while functioning within the unit that is a band, their sense of...
Foursight vol. 1 Double Vinyl

New “Foursight” Double Album Audiophile Edition – 180 Gram Vinyl

This ambitious record is a must-have for vinyl enthusiasts and all Ron Carter fans plus it's the perfect holiday gift.It was recorded live in Sweden on 11/17/2018 by the Ron Carter quartet.Features Renee Rosnes (piano) Payton Crossley (Drums) Jimmy Greene (sax) and...
Mix & Match - Ron Carter's Beginner's Guide to Creating Great Bass Lines

Mix & Match – Ron Carter’s Beginner’s Guide to Creating Great Bass Lines

This book is the answer to the question the Maestro is asked over and over by adult beginning bass players and private and public school music teachers of young students.  Simply put, "how do I help my students  (or myself) write good bass lines? ...
Downbeat Magazine Interview with Ron Carter

Ron Carter’s Bass Lines ‘Connect the Dots’

Ron Carter discusses How His Connect the Dots System Helps to Empower Bassists. DownBeat Magazine recently caught up with Carter and asked him to discuss how his Connect the Dots system helps to empower bassists and keeps them from becoming “stuck.”Carter...
Ron Carter Q&A: June, 2019

Ron Carter’s Next Facebook Live Session

Ron Carter's June Facebook Live Broadcast is now available. Visit the Q&A page to watch the video. The Maestro’s next Facebook Live broadcast is March 5 at 1:00 EST and the topic will be “The 5,000 Note Check Up” Join us on Facebook at...
Jazz Beacon Award

Ron Carter Selected As The First Winner of the Jazz Beacon Award

Ron is selected as the first winner of the  Jazz Beacon Award, conceived by Lewis Nash The Jazz Beacon Award, conceived by drummer Lewis Nash as a way to recognize the important role and contributions these musicians have given to the world of jazz. The...

I think that the bassist is the quarterback in any group,

and he must find a sound that he is willing to be responsible for.

In My Own Words

My responsibility as a bassist and band leader is using every opportunity to create spectacular music.

Join Me At My Next Show

Mr. Carter’s upcoming appearances around the globe, whether as sideman or as leader of his own band(s).

No shows booked at the moment.

Listen To My Music

The best place to start is by listening to … the masters, like Ron Carter and Ray Brown; they wrote the book on walking.
– John Patitucci (Bass Player Magazine, July 2015)

Remember Love


My Personal Songbook




Golden Striker


Great Big Band


San Sebastian




JoAnne Jimenez




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