Bob Carter (musician)

Bob Carter (actually Robert Kahakalau, * on February 11, 1922 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American jazz bassist and arranger of swing and modern jazz.

Bob Carter got bass and guitar lessons from his father. From 1937 to 1940 he played in local orchestras, went from 1940 to 1942 on tour and in 1944 his own trio in Boston. After military service 1944/45, he played on 52nd Street in New York with various formations, as with Tony Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Stuff Smith, Charlie Shavers and others.

In 1946 he was involved in bebop recordings of Allen Eager and Max Roach for Savoy. 1947/48 he went with Charlie Ventura, 1949/50, with Benny Goodman and 1953/54, again with Ventura's orchestra on tour. From 1955 he studied composition and arrangement, played next with Red Norvo, for which he also wrote arrangements with Bob Harrington and Shelly Manne. From 1957 to 1958 he held on to Hawaii. After his return to New York he played from 1959 when Bobby Hackett. In the early 1960s he worked in Germany in the orchestra of Kurt Edelhagen.

Sources and lexical entries

  • Carlo Bohländer: Reclam Jazz leaders, Stuttgart. Reclam, 1991
  • Bielefeld catalog 1988 & 2002
  • Richard Cook & Brian Morton: The Penguin Guide To Jazz on CD, 6th Edition, London, Penguin, 2002 ISBN 0-14-017949-6.
  • John Jorgensen and Erik Wiedemann: Jazz Encyclopedia. Munich, Mosaic, 1967
  • Jazz bassist
  • Arranger
  • American musician
  • Americans
  • Born in 1922
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