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Ron Carter

July 5, 2013 The man who set the standard for modern jazz bass performs Miles Davis' "So What" and more.

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The cover of Nefertiti

August 1, 2001 Nefertiti captures one of Miles Davis' last great bands at its height.

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The cover of Maiden Voyage

August 1, 2001 In 1965, Herbie Hancock recorded an album intended to capture the spirit and mood of the ocean.

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December 25, 2007 WBGO host Gary Walker shares his favorite jazz recordings of 2007, led by the late Michael Brecker.

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The cover of Nefertiti

August 1, 2001 Nefertiti captures one of Miles Davis' last great bands at its height.

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The cover of Maiden Voyage

August 1, 2001 In 1965, Herbie Hancock recorded an album intended to capture the spirit and mood of the ocean.

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The cover of Speak No Evil

August 1, 2001 This album captures the partnership of Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter during an important time.

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Legendary bassist Ron Carter turns 75 today.

May 4, 2012 He's a phenomenal soloist, but his reliability is what's landed him on more than 2,000 recordings.

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December 1, 2009 We remember the idiosyncratic Jim Hall with a five-song introduction to his music by Rez Abassi.

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