Ron carter: resources on the web

There are 597,000 web sites that mention jazz musician Ron Carter -- roughly one link for every string Mr. Carter has plucked during his illustrious recording career. But don't even think of starting at -- you'll end up at a Buick dealership in Alvin, Texas. Let do the hard surfing for you and guide you around the shoals and reefs. Trust us, we've mapped out the territory, and can assure you that the links below here are the very best places to go on the web for a dose of the great jazz bassist.

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Ron Carter reviews on, including leader dates, sideman sessions and other reviews mentioning the bassist.

The Ron Carter Mini-Discography on contributed by Tom Lord, editor of The Jazz Discography.

Ron Carter’s Official Web Site: Includes biographical information, discography, a guide to future concert appearances and other useful information.

Ron Carters talks and plays with Marian McPartland on the award-winning NPR program Piano Jazz, February 23, 2007.

The Ron Carter's MySpace page. Ron Carter has 4,470 friends. No wonder he gets so many gigs!

Ron Carter featured on the NPR show Fresh Air, October 15, 2002.

A video of Ron Carter in performance with Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham.

The Authorized Ron Carter Biography Project, with information on the bassist’s work on his life story win collaboration with Dan Ouellette.

A transcription of Ron Carter’s bass lines from a performance of “Take the A Train.”

Ron Carter appears on a Japanese television commercial for Tully's coffee.

Classical music critic Greg Sandow looks at Ron Carter's performances of Bach. Carter plays "the deepest low-pitched Bach we’ll ever hear. The effect is distinctive, maybe even unique, strikingly nocturnal and intimate." But, Sandow asks, is Carter playing out of tune or just bending the notes to jazz them up?

NEA Jazz Masters Home Page : As one of the eighty-seven individuals honored with a Jazz Masters award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Ron Carter has his own page in the on-line guide to recipients.

A video of Ron Carter in performance with the great Miles Davis Quintet.

”Honoring Ron Carter In His Prime,” an article by Peter Watrous from The New York Times, January 9, 1995.

Bruni's painting of Ron Carter.

An interview with Ron Carter from the Bad Plus blog.

NPR interview with Ron Carter from the Travis Smiley Show, downloadable in Real Media or Windows Media files.

An interview with Ron Carter from the BMI web site.

Ron Carter's Wikipedia entry.