Harry Belafonte: Ron Carter, a Real Upright Musician

February 24, 2012 4:00 AM video

I’m constantly on the lookout for live music. From eclectic jazz to pop to folk, I love it all. The place I like to hang out the most is the Blue Note in Greenwich Village. It’s one of the hippest jazz joints in the country and I like that they present music in the tradition of the old school.

I’m looking forward to a series of Ron Carter performances in early April. Carter is a legendary jazz bassist who’s played with all the greats: Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Lena Horne, James Brown and even A Tribe Called Quest. Until recently he was also the head of the jazz program at City College.

WATCH VIDEO: Ron Carter performs at a 2011 jazz festival in France.

Harry Belafonte is a performing artist and lifelong activist whose career spans six decades. He is the second American to hold the title of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. “My Song,” his memoir and an accompanying HBO documentary about his life, “Sing Your Song,” were released in 2011.

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