"….you have to find yourself before you can contribute your best. Once you are on the road to inner understanding life feeds itself and growth is truly exciting as parameters never before imagined begin to unfurl."
Ron E. Carter -
Ron E. Carter's playing and song-writing ability is spellbinding. His self-tuition and motivations lead to an unusual talent. Rhythms and sensations resonate not only with early childhood memories but also with musical directions and excursions into jazz, soul, rock and blues.
He has a wide understanding of music & his ability to play drums & percussion as well as guitar & piano allow him a thorough insight into the structure of music.
His versatility & unique style of playing has the power to intrigue as does his prolific and innovative song-writing ability coupled with a natural stage presence that captivates his audience. Ron's guitar playing can be both sensitive & jazzy capturing a ferocious speed and attack, hence one description of Ron's guitar playing as "The dynamics of Hendrix and McLaughlin combined."
Ron's debut album "Ad Idem" was released with a concert at South East London's Blackheath Concert Halls in June '97. This was followed quickly by other London dates at venues such as Camden's Jazz Café and The Borderline & more recently supporting Gary Moore & Jack Bruce at The Chelsea Jazz & Blues Festival (July '98).What they say about Ron E. Carter"….Ron E. Carter has already been dubbed the nineties Hendrix, for his protean inventiveness, the speed and ferocity of his playing, and his predilection for the wah-wah effect."Chris Parker - Jazzwise, "….a highly regarded jazz guitarist..."Time Out, …certainly a versatile musician..."Jack Massarik - Evening Standard Hot Tickets"…there's plenty of power and energy here…. and a good deal of creativity".
Mark Gilbert - Jazz Journal International, "Ron Carter proved that he could play blues equally well on guitar as well as keyboards with some real intricate guitar play."The Gig Guide
"His jazz-fusion on Ad Idem resonates with a fascinating mixture of atmospheres and sensations. It's startlingly original, creative, and often deeply moving.
The speed is sometimes ferocious, sometimes slow and sweet. But it's always challenging and infused with the insight of a man who has obviously found this true vocation in life."
"...a spellbindingly talented guitarist".Ann Cudmore - News Shopper, "The applause from a very appreciative Ride to Rock faithful was testament to an excellent set by the Ron Carter Band".Alan Jones - South London Trader"Here was a 90s Hendrix in action".Editor - The Gig Guide"Interspersed with more original material the crowd and myself had forgotten we were in a restaurant as we applauded Ron Carter's musical talent. This guy was special".Pete Rubin - The Gig Guide