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James Carter Organ Trio: Out of Nowhere

James Carter follows up last year’s Live at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge with another spirited live session, this time from the Blue Note in New York. Backed by Gerard Gibbs on organ and Leonard King on drums, Carter plays tenor on an achingly slow “Out of Nowhere,” then switches to soprano for “Along Came Betty” in an uptempo 3/4 feel. On both horns, Carter transcends mere line playing, deploying endless timbral inflections over Gibbs’ shimmering chords.

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