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Legendary Bassist Ron Carter and his trio perform concert Oct. 24

Carter “is arguably the greatest bass player jazz has ever known.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer
October 9, 2014


The Yale School of Music presents the Ron Carter Trio on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The legendary bassist Carter will play with Russell Malone, guitar, and Donald Vega, piano.

With over 2,500 recordings to his name, jazz bassist Ron Carter is one of the most recorded in history. Carter was a member of the classic 1963 Miles Davis Quintet which also included members Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams.

Carter boasts over fifty years of experience at the top of the game and is still at the forefront of the jazz world. Since his transformation from a classical cellist into a jazz bassist, Ron Carter has become one of the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With multiple grammys and a formidable list of collaborators to his credit, he is synonymous with the acoustic bass’ voice.

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The concert takes place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street (corner of Wall Street), New Haven. Willie Ruff is the director of the Ellington Jazz Series.

Tickets start at $20 (students $10) and are available at the Sprague Hall box office, by phone at 203 432-4158, or online. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or contact the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158. TICKETS

About Ron Carter

Ron Carter has recorded with many of music’s greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy.

He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. 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 MidnightBIOGRAPHY »