Ron Carter: The Right Notes, Alright

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When he looks for new projects, "I've got to feel good about doing it. Not just because it's a project. One of the reasons I'm as active as I still am is I'm able to find projects that thrill me. So far I'm batting close to major league. I'm always looking for what the next possibilities are. Right now, I'm temporarily stumped. I've covered most of the ground as a leader that I can reasonably cover. I've done duos, solo records with just bass ... I've covered most of the ground I'm interested in now, but I'm always open to suggestions. So if you have any, now is the time to tell me."

Selected Discography

Ron Carter, Ron Carter's Great Big Band (Sunnyside, 2011)

Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1 (Columbia, 2011)

Ron Carter, Dear Miles (Blue Note, 2007)

Ron Carter, The Golden Striker (Blue Note, 2003)

Ron Carter, Eight Plus (Dreyfuss, 2003)

Ron Carter, When Skies Are Grey (Blue Note, 2001)

Ron Carter, Orfeu (Blue Note, 1999)

Joe Henderson, Tetragon (OJC, 1995)

Jim Hall, Alone Together (Milestone, 1986)

Sonny Rollins, McCoy Tyner, Ron Carter, Milestone Jazz Stars (Milestone, 1979)

Ron Carter, Piccolo (Milestone, 1977)

Horace Silver, Silver 'N Voices (Blue Note, 1976)

McCoy Tyner, Atlantis (Milestone, 1975)

Ron Carter, All Blues (CTI, 1973)

Roberta Flack, Killing Me Softly (Atlantic, 1973)

Stanley Turrentine, Sugar (CTI, 1970)

Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay (Blue Note, 1970)

Charles Tolliver, Paper Man (Freedom, 1968)

Miles Davis, Miles Smiles (Columbia, 1967)

Ron Carter, Out Front (Prestige, 1966)

Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage (Blue Note, 1965)

Miles Davis, ESP (Columbia, 1965)

Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil (Blue Note, 1965)

Coleman Hawkins, The Hawk Relaxes (Prestige, 1961)

Eric Dolphy, Out There (Prestige, 1960)

Photo Credits

Page 1: Hans Speekenbrink

Page 2: Andrea Palmucci

Page 3: Steven Sussman

Page 4: Michel Verreckt

Page 5: Takehiko Tokiwa



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