When bassist Ron Carter (1937) was a member of the Miles Davis’s famed Second Great Quintet (1964-1968), he was already an authoritative figure. In addition to his role as musical anchor man, he was also tasked with paying the band, prying the money from hall owners and negotiating the rights to new compositions. Davis clearly trusted his phenomenal bassist who also recorded with Eric Dolphy, Don Ellis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Houston Person, and others. Carter began playing the cello at age ten but switched to acoustic double bass to play with the bands of Jaki Byard and Chico Hamilton. After his time with Miles Davis, Carter set out on a spectacular career of his own. These days he is regarded as a living legend. This influential musician (and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Music Department of The City College of New York) is performing with his Foursight quartet featuring Jimmy Greene (saxophone), Renee Rosnes (piano) and Payton Crossley (drums).