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The Music of Ron Carter

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

Facebook Live Session

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.Hear from the Maestro himself as he takes to a Facebook Live session to answer all questions and give advice. Session includes live playing by Ron and...
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...
Ron Carter Meets Bach

Ron Carter Meets Bach

Ron Carter Meets Bach Ron Carter bass choir arrangements of 13 JS Bach compositions for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 basses. Available in 3 volumes.Volume 1:   Gavotte En Rondeau (2 basses), Preludium in C Minor (2 basses),  Wachet, Auf Ruft Uns Die Stimme (3...
The Music of Ron Carter Behind The Changes

Ron Carter Behind the Changes

Ron Carter's Behind the Changes For the first time, Ron Carter puts down on paper what he has been doing instinctively for over 50 years. How he comes up with all those famous walking bass lines.Charlie Parker changed the melody - with this book you are...

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).

Ron Carter  

Date City Venue Country
10/15/19 - 10/19/19 Check Listings USA United States
Ron Carter’s Quartet Residency at Birdland, New York.
10/22/19 - 10/26/19 Check Listings USA United States
Ron Carter’s Nonet Residency at Birdland, New York.
11/09/19 - 11/20/19 Europe Appearing in Europe Germany
Ron Carter touring Europe. Check Listings.

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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




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