Origin: united states
Territories: Europe excl. NL, FR, ES
Availability: 2020: July, Nov 2021: March
The organ combo reigned for several decades as jazz’s meat-and-potatoes mainstay, a populist vehicle for blues-drenched blowing. In the hands of James
Carter, one of jazz’s most sophisticated improvisers, the organ trio is no less meaty and satisfying. But his virtuosic saxophone chops elevate the organ
combo to a rarefied realm defined by delectable soul, a gourmet repertoire, and consistently inspired group interplay.
Featuring the lithe and muscular keyboard work of Detroit’s rising B3 star Gerard Gibbs and the propulsive drum support of Motor City trap master Alex White, the multigenerational James Carter Organ Trio is now in its seventeenth year.
James Carter: reeds
Gerard Gibbs: hammond organ
Alex White: drums
James Carter and Company Live at Baker’s (2004)
Warner Brothers 48449-2
Recorded June 2001
Gardenias for Lady Day (2003)
Layin’ in the Cut (2000)
Chasin’ the Gypsy (2000)
In Carterian Fashion (1998)
Conversin’ with the Elders (1996)
The Real Quietstorm (1995)
Atlantic Jazz 82742-2
Jurassic Classics (1995)
DIW/ Columbia/ Sony
JC on the Set (1993)
Japan only/U.S. release in 1994
"Make no mistake: Carter…who has emerged as one of the brightest stars in jazzdom, was the man. His performance was nothing short of a virtuoso clinic, a toe-tapping, heart-stopping, smile making romp."
Lawrence B. Johnson, DETROIT NEWS
"This is James Carter in the present tense, at the full height of his jaw-dropping powers, swooping through a new concerto he premiered in October with the Detroit Symphony."