“I think people still want to hear the old man playing on an antique,” says Ron Carter. “And as long as they want that idea, I’m kind of available.”

Carter, 82, is one of jazz’s most prolific figures. In addition to recording dozens of albums as a band leader, he has worked with most of the genre’s big names, including Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Milt Jackson.

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