Ron Carter is considered by many as one of the most influential bassists in Jazz history. He has been recorded on more than 1,000 albums, has scored and arranged music for films, has won two Grammy Awards, holds a master's degree in double bass from the Manhattan School of Music, and currently is a lecturer at City College of New York. After he first moved to New York City in 1959, Ron Carter cut his teeth with Chico Hamilton's quintet, featuring saxophonist Eric Dolphy. Carter continued to move around playing with Thelonious Monk, Art Farmer, and Cannonball Adderley to name a few. It was in 1963 that Carter joined the Miles Davis' second great quintet, which included Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Herbie Hancock. The five years with Miles produced noteworthy works as Miles Smiles, Sorcerer, and In A Silent Way. In fact, Carter appeared on every major Davis recording in the mid-'60s. He has recorded with the top echelon of jazz musicians throughout his career, and continues to offer his knowledge and inspiration to jazz musicians around the world.