Ron Carter is considered by many to be 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, won two Grammy Awards, and holds a master's degree in double bass from the Manhattan School of Music.
After he first moved to New York City in 1959, Ron Carter cut his teeth in Chico Hamilton's quintet, which featured saxophonist Eric Dolphy. Carter continued to move around, playing with Thelonious Monk, Art Farmer, and Cannonball Adderley. In 1963 Carter joined Miles Davis' second great quintet, which included Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Herbie Hancock. The five years with Miles produced many noteworthy albums including 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 still offers his knowledge and inspiration to jazz musicians around the world. Along with continuing to gig, he is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at City College of New York, and has been on the faculty at Juilliard since 2008.