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Gardenias for Lady Day

Label: Columbia Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: 1. Gloria (Byas) - 6:01 2. Sunset (Calloway/Harding/Ricks) - 5:24 3. (I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone (Johnson) - 6:22 4. I'm in a Low Down Groove (Jacobs) - 4:39 5. Strange Fruit (Allan) - 4:20 6. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing (Strayhorn) - 5:54 7. Indian Summer (Herbert V.) - 6:52 8. More Than You Know (Eliscu/Rose/Youmans) - 6:37

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James Carter: Gardenias for Lady Day

Read "Gardenias for Lady Day" reviewed by Germein Linares


Saxophonist James Carter pays tribute to Billie Holiday on Gardenias for Lady Day. This is the first recording by Carter since his tribute to another jazz icon, Django Reinhardt, on Chasin' the Gypsy. An extremely creative and adaptable musician, Carter's multi-reed talents are valuable and welcomed additions. The new rhythm section of pianist John Hicks, bassist ...

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James Carter: Gardenias for Lady Day

Read "Gardenias for Lady Day" reviewed by Jeff Stockton


While not quite James Carter in Satin, this homage to the music and spirit of Billie Holiday overflows with silky soloing, noirish ballads, and romantic orchestration, with the leader’s own distinctive and identifiable voice prominently featured on no less than six horns. Carter’s arresting baritone saxophone comes up from under on “A Flower is a Lovesome ...

Album

Gardenias For Lady Day

Label: Columbia Records
Released: 2003
Track listing: Gloria; Sunset; (I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone; I

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James Carter: Gardenias For Lady Day

Read "Gardenias For Lady Day" reviewed by Jim Santella


James Carter with strings. Carter's tribute to the memory of Billie Holiday weaves lyrical melodies around his own trademark enthusiasm. His desire to build upon what our jazz ancestors laid down for us has matured. Instead of far-out creations that few could understand and that many would bicker with, the 34-year-old saxophone sensation serves ...


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