In the sixties, double bass player Ron Carter used to be part of the so-called "second large quintet" of Miles Davis, a band that actually might have been the very best combo that jazz has ever known. So if there's anyone who has the right to make a tribute album for Miles Davis, it's Carter. Yet, ten years ago, the bassist would have been offended if people would have asked him to make such a CD. He felt such records usually wind up as ego tripping with no respect. The fact that Carter released his homage Dear Miles last year was more of a coincidence than a carefully considered plan. For about fifteen years, the bassist led a quartet with, among others, pianist Stephen Scott. This quartet's repertoire consists of many music pieces that are somehow linked to the music of Miles Davis. Hence the Dear Miles project. Carter's most recent CD is called It's the Time (2007). This is Carter showing the world he is still one of the very best double bass players in the world, even though he is in the autumn of his career.