It’s easy to be overwhelmed by Ron Carter’s extensive history. His empathetic, warmly intuitive bass lines have been documented on more than 2,000 albums since he left his Michigan home and relocated to New York City in the early ’60s. After getting his start with such luminaries as Chico Hamilton and Eric Dolphy, Carter is most often remembered for his stint in the Miles Davis Quintet, in which his rolling, rambling double-bass patterns gave the all-star band its earthy anchor. Unlike so many other jazz musicians from that era, though, Carter has continued to be wildly prolific and relevant through his extensive career as a bassist and cellist, not only as an esteemed sideman but also as a bandleader. He’s composed the scores to numerous films and has the chops to mix jazz and classical music styles. Also Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3.