I had the chance to interview jazz bass legend Ron Carter recently for Contrabass Conversations. Ron has, of course, been a hugely influential figure in the world of the bass, from his work with Miles Davis in the 1960s through his dozens of records as a bandleader. Ron was recently named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded jazz bassist, with over 2200 album credits to his name.
I’ll post this interview soon, but be sure to check out the following video of Ron Carter performing live as bandleader from this 1986 concert video. It’s one of my favorite performances of Ron and is a great spotlight for his instrumental abilities: