Ron Carter Duo with Bill Charlap
October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Ron Carter is among the most original, prolific and influential bassists in jazz with more than 2,000 albums to his credit. Beginning his career in the 1960s with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley, and a five year stint with the Miles Davis’ Quintet, Ron also performed and recorded with notables including Bill Evans, B.B. King, and Dexter Gordon. Ron Carter’s various ensembles, big band to trio, feature a who’s who of the finest players on the NYC scene with, “an absolute commitment to musical sublimity [that] exudes refined elegance and sonic power.” (amazon.com)
Don’t miss this very special duo event with Ron Carter & Bill Charlap at Birdland running from October 25-29 with two sets each evening!
GRAMMY® award winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists in jazz including Tony Bennett, and Wynton Marsalis. The New York City native is the son of Broadway composer Moose Charlap, and Benny Goodman Orchestra vocalist Sandy Stewart. In 1997, Charlap formed a trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, and was quickly as one of the foremost interpreters of American popular song: “…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” (Time Magazine).
Join us for a month long celebration of Ron Carter at Birdland!
- October 4-8: Ron Carter Quartet with Renee Rosnes (piano) Jimmy Greene (tenor sax) and Payton Crossley (drums)
- October 11-15: Ron Carter Trio with Donald Vega (piano) Russell Malone (guitar)
- October 18-22: Ron Carter Big Band
- October 25-29: Ron Carter Duo with Bill Charlap