The inimitable Ron Carter is 84 years old today!

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    THe most recorded bassist in jazz!

    here's an album with guitarist Jim Hall... Ron Carter and Jim Hall together is one of those things that makes you think Voltaire was just an old sourpuss and this is the best of all possible worlds.

     
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    Love the bass lines he did on "Don't Mess with Mr. T" -- with Stanley Turrentine. Great bassist......Happy birthday RC
     
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    I saw Carter and Hall in a small, sparsely populated Hell's Kitchen bar. Despite being totally in awe I spoke briefly with Ron, nice guy, kind to a stammering youth.

    Hall's playing is just too smart for me, makes me feel like Dylan's Mr. Jones - I know something is happening but I don't know what it is.

    TP

    ps - Ron Carter lived near to me, in the vicinity of 157th and Riverside Drive, I think he may have had a townhouse near there. When walking to the IRT 157th st. station I'd occasionally see him rasslin' his bass up to Broadway to hail a cab.

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    awesome story, thanks!
     
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    Happy Birthday, Ron! :)
     
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    Wow! Thats great! Happy 84th! Many more to come