NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter is the most-recorded jazz bassist, as officially certified by Guinness, over the course of 2,200 albums and counting. From his tracks with Miles Davis in the 1960s to his album with Jack DeJohnette and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, which won a Grammy in 2022 - Carter's discography reads like a definitive history of jazz.
In celebration of Ron Carter's 85th birthday, NPR's Jazz Night In America decided to do something special: a hang and listening party with Ron Carter and it's host, Christian McBride.
Freedom Jazz Dance (Eddie Harris)
Circle (Miles Davis)
Sunshower (Kenny Barron)
New York Standard Time (Ron Carter)
Compared To What (Roberta Flack)
Brandenburg Concerto 3 (J.S. Bach)
Solitude (Eddie DeLange, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills)