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James Carter Organ Trio: At The Crossroads

Read "At The Crossroads" reviewed by Troy Collins

A ubiquitous presence in the mid-1990s, saxophonist James Carter faded from the limelight when Atlantic Records disbanded its jazz department in 2000. Undeterred, Carter forged ahead, eventually signing with EmArcy Records in 2008, turning misfortune into opportunity. In addition to releasing Carter's engaging Present Tense the same year, the label also issued his long-awaited premiere of ...

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James Carter Organ Trio: At The Crossroads

Read "At The Crossroads" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

No one brings more swagger and flavor with their playing than multi-reedman James Carter. A zealous nod to the blues, gospel, and jazz, he looks back to the music's rich history and presses onward in At the Crossroads with his organ trio including organist Gerard Gibbs and drummer Leonard King Jr., who have performed together for ...

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James Carter Organ Trio: Out of Nowhere: Live at the Blue Note

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When James Carter burst onto the scene a dozen years ago, it was akin to the second coming. Not since the 1960s had someone emerged with so potent a combination of astounding advanced and extended techniques, fiery intensity, and unfettered imagination. Clearly well-versed in the mainstream, Carter nevertheless approached it from the left with a rawness ...