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Daniel Carter

One of the legendary masters of creative music. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1945.

Principal Instruments: Alto and tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet.

OVER PAST THREE (+) DECADES HAS PERFORMED WITH MANY ARTISTS INCLUDING:

Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Sonic Youth, Simone Forti, Joan Miller, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Nayo Takasaki, Earl Freeman, Dewey Johnson, Nami Yamamoto, Matthew Shipp, Billy Martin, John Medeski, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Options, Spring Heel Jack, Yo La Tengo, Federico Ughi, Raphé Malik, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Bob Moses, Jaco Pastorius, Enrico Rava, David S. Ware, Steve Swell, Matt Lavelle, Karl Berger, Don Pate, Gunter Hampel, David Grubbs, the No Kneck Blues Band, Alan Silva, Susie Ibarra, Steve Dalachinsky, D.J. Logic, Margaret Beals, Douglas Elliot, Butch Morris, TEST, Other Dimensions In Music, One World Ensemble, Saturnalia String Trio, Levitation Unit, Wet Paint.

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Album Review

Daniel Carter: Telepathic Mysteries, Vol. 2

Read "Telepathic Mysteries, Vol. 2" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Do we ever run out of music? Do the fanboy and girl ever forget their first song? Do composers, and players of every stripe (though the court is out on most pop mavens and mistresses), ever come upon their very last note? Saxophonist, multi-reedist and free-jazz icon Daniel Carter certainly has not. And Telepathic Mysteries Vol. 2 may just be Carter's key witness. For more often than not, the rhizome-like symbiotic crusade that the album embarks upon is a music ...

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Playfield: Magic Heart

Read "Magic Heart" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Daniel Carter, who--if not the epitome of free consciousness then is very well within the immediate vicinity of striking range--gives props to electric Miles Davis and The Beatles' psychedelica with mischief and madness on the hell bent and heaven sent Magic Heart. Their second entrance into the Carter's life long discography, Playfield is a true Carter collective: intuitively passing the torch from vocalist Luisa Muhr, to Ayumi Ishito, tenor sax and electronics, pianist Eric Plaks, guitarists/electronics Aron Namenwirth ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Recent And Forthcoming Releases From Playfield, Mauricio Dawid, Armando Luongo, And More

Read "Recent And Forthcoming Releases From Playfield, Mauricio Dawid, Armando Luongo, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present recent and forthcoming releases from Brunswick Street Parade, Mauricio Dawid, Armando Luongo, Bruno Parrinha Vine Leaf, Nelson Montana, the trio of Gordon Grdina Mat Maneri & Christian Lillinger, Liba Villavecchia, HIIT, Lisa Hilton, Miho Hazama, Rob Luft, Lucia Fodde, and Daniel Carter's groundbreaking Playfield ensemble, Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Brunswick Street Parade “Do You Ever Think Of Me?" from Jazz in Meanjin 007: Live at The Bearded Lady (4000 Records) 00:55 Mauricio Dawid ...

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Daniel Carter, Chicago Edge Ensemble, & Charlotte Keeffe

Read "Daniel Carter, Chicago Edge Ensemble, & Charlotte Keeffe" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Music on the edge prevails in this episode, highlighted by the ubiquitous multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, Chicago guitarist Dan Phillips and his Chicago Edge Ensemble, and a Polish/Spanish quintet that features guitarist Grzegorz Lesiak, trumpeter Piotr Damasiewicz and the members of the Liba Villavecchia Trio. James Baldwin's works are the subject of a baldwin en transit, French project created by saxophonist Stéphane Payen, and rising star trumpeter from England, Charlotte Keeffe debuts her Right Here Right Now Quartet. As always there's ...

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New Music From Carter, Arina Fujiwara, Wang, Perelman And More

Read "New Music From Carter, Arina Fujiwara, Wang, Perelman And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present all new music from Daniel Carter, Alex Louloudis & Zack Clarke, Arina Fujiwara, Jeff Babko, Ivo Perelman & Matt Moran, Jambal & Tristan de Liège, Gregory Lewis, Ruiqi Wang, Chein Chein Lu, Kris Berg, Pete Escovedo, Chuck Owen, and, Arthur Kell. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Daniel Carter, Ayumi Ishito, Eric Plaks, Zachary Swanson, Jon Panikkar “Peach Blossom" from Open Question Vol. 2 (577 Records) 01:02 Alex Louloudis & Zack Clarke “The Poetry ...

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Album Review

Daniel Carter: Open Question, Vol. 2

Read "Open Question, Vol. 2" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


If the title warning Open Question, Vol. 2 fails to alert one to what one was about to get into while listening to the unhinged, yet oddly disciplined and methodic rhubarb created off-the-cuff by radical downtown saxophone legend Daniel Carter, equally rebellious tenor Ayumi Ishito, pianist Eric Plaks}, bassist {{m: Zach Swanson and drummer Jon Panikkar, well, maybe gullibility is, without doubt, a human trait. Or perhaps it is just our renowned, innate inquisitiveness and speculation that makes things like ...

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Daniel Carter, Adriana Camacho, Federico Ughi: Trabajadores De Energi

Read "Trabajadores De Energi" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


An open conversationalist, active participant, and scion of creativity, forward thinking saxophonist Daniel Carter aims higher than his usual lofty visions on Trabajadores De Energi, easily the umpteenth release of '23 that bears his anachronistic brand. This free set, recorded in Rome after Carter, cosmic bassist Adriana Camacho, and longtime Carter partner in anarchy, drummer Federico Ughi met in Italy during the Sounds of Freedom international music residency, Trabajadores De Energi opens on a muted, near contemplative tone. ...

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Recording

Navajo Sunrise The New Album By Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi

Navajo Sunrise The New Album By Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi

Source: Massimo Iudicone

Navajo Sunrise (RRJ1016 Rudi Records, 2013) by Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi Daniel Carter: alto sax William Parker:, bass, shakuhachi Federico Ughi: drums Daniel Carter's relaxed phrasing moves naturally between Parker's earthly bass sound and Ughi's sensitive drumming. This trio's music seems to be possessed by a light and welcoming spirit. A constant flux of energy, a three way dialogue consumed within the time and space of one breath. Telling the story of the ...

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Performance / Tour

UCLA Live Presents Alice Coltrane Tribute Dec. 5 All-star evening includes performances from McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina, plus Flying Lotus and special guests

UCLA Live Presents Alice Coltrane Tribute Dec. 5 All-star evening includes performances from McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina,  plus Flying Lotus and special guests

Source: Jessica Wolf

UCLA Live Presents Alice Coltrane Tribute Dec. 5 All-star evening includes performances from McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Han Bennink, Daniel Carter, Michael White & Leisei Chen, Radha Botofasina, plus Flying Lotus and special guests LOS ANGELES—A host of jazz luminaries and some of modern music's most exciting artists gather on the Royce Hall stage Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. in honor of the legendary Alice Coltrane. Led by Kyp Malone, of TV on the Radio and Rain ...

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Kevin Frenette 5 with Joe Giardullo & Jeff Platz 4 with Daniel Carter @ The Lilypad on 4/4

Kevin Frenette 5 with Joe Giardullo & Jeff Platz 4 with Daniel Carter @ The Lilypad on 4/4

Source: All About Jazz

Saturday April 4, 2009 The LilyPad 1353 Cambridge Street - Inman Square Cambridge, MA 02139 7:00 PM (sharp!) The Kevin Frenette Quintet (featuring Joe Giardullo) Kevin Frenette (guitar) Joe Giardullo (saxophone) James Rohr (piano) Ryan McGuire (bass) Eric Rosenthal (percussion) and The Jeff Platz Quartet (featuring Daniel Carter) ...

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Event

Daniel Carter, Dick Griffin, Hungry March Band & More in a Fundraiser for Nietzsche Circle, NYC

Daniel Carter, Dick Griffin, Hungry March Band & More in a Fundraiser for Nietzsche Circle, NYC

Source: All About Jazz

REVEL, CELEBRATE, GATHER WITH US this Friday, February 16th from 7:30 PM to Midnight for a FESTIVE, DIONYSIAN NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC, SPIRITS (the liquid kind) and Italian, Turkish, Greek and other delicacies. The evening will feature live performances by DANIEL CARTER (alumnus of Cecil Taylor, Sun Ra, Thurston Moore, Denis Charles, etc) featuring his project GHOST MOTH ...

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Jeff Shurdut and Daniel Carter in Lenore Von Stein's 1687 LIVE!

Jeff Shurdut and Daniel Carter in Lenore Von Stein's 1687 LIVE!

Source: All About Jazz

"Jeffrey H. Shurdut. REMEMBER THE NAME!" -NBCTV, News 4, N.Y.

“Unique." “An Intellect-Provocateur." -Cecil Taylor

Jeff Shurdut is an Abstract Artist who says he's a realist because, “Nothing's more abstract than reality."

Shurdut's work has been documented by The New York Times, featured on NBCTV's “Live At Five," WLIW's “Metro Arts" programs, and written about in several publications abroad, including one with Marion Brown (France, 2001).

Jeff Shurdut received The Art Instillation Grant Award presented by Colombia University's Graduate School ...

Mem Nahadr
vocals
Collin Sherman
saxophone, alto

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Stream of a Dream

577 Records
2025

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Open Question, Vol. 2

Self Produced
2024

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Magic Heart

577 Records
2024

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Stream of a Dream

577 Records
2024

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New York Jazz Stories...

Cadence Jazz Records
2024

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Excerpt from Cosmic Canticles

From: For Those Who Cross The Seas
By Daniel Carter

Titan vs. Sphinx

From: Destiny Calling
By Daniel Carter

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