Updated: Feb 28, 2022
You can watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/0XNvNlzvWI0
As the most recorded jazz bassist of all time, Ron Carter needs no introduction. Having worked with near enough every noteworthy jazz musician from the 60s onwards, his influence on modern jazz is impossible to overstate.
Perhaps regarded most for his role in the second Miles Davis Quintet, Mr Carter has also been recorded with Sam Rivers, Freddie Hubbard, Duke Pearson, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Houston Person, Hank Jones, Gabor Szabo, and Cedar Walton among countless others.
Hip-hop fans will recognise him for his work with A Tribe Called Quest, soul and pop listeners may know his work with Roberta Flack, and spoken word enthusiasts will remember his playing on Gil Scott-Heron's 'Pieces of a Man'. Educationally, Mr Carter is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the music department of City College of New York, having taught there for 20 years. He also joined the faculty of the Juilliard School in New York City in 2008, teaching bass in the school's Jazz Studies program.
Jazzcord is indescribably grateful to Ron Carter for taking the time to give us this opportunity, as well as to Penny and Viktor Kjellberg for helping to organise it.