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James Carter

James Carter has cemented his reputation as one of the most adventurous, visionary young reed players on the cusp of this new millennium. Carter’s passion for the roots of his music and the tools of his trade run deep, and he speaks with infectious enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge both about his tribal elders and the history of his instruments. Not as an outsider, but as one of the most exciting young virtuosos in contemporary music; as an accomplished wind player who has taken on the challenge of mastering all the single reed and double reed instruments; as an eternal searcher…

– Chip Stern, JazzTimes