Berklee Signature SeriesRon Carter with the Berklee World Strings
Legendary bassist Ron Carter joins forces with the Berklee World String Orchestra to play the music of Oscar Pettiford.
One of the most-recorded jazz bassists, Carter has played on more than 2,000 albums with a variety of superstars, including James Brown, Lena Horne, Thelonious Monk, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, and A Tribe Called Quest. From 1963-1968, Carter was a member of the Miles Davis Quintet. As a bandleader, Carter released more than a dozen albums-the most recent was Jazz and Bossa (2008). Carter served as artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies and was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus at City College of New York.
The Berklee World Strings, directed by Eugene Friesen, is a 27-student ensemble devoted to performing music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. The quartet will include Berklee faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, bassist Leon "Boone" Maleson, and pianist and arranger Eric Gould. When he's not performing, Gould also serves as Carter's manager and as director of Berklee City Music network's site at the Cleveland Music School Settlement.