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James Carter Blows Through Saxophone History

James Carter
Charlie Parker's Grafton Alto Sax
Yamaha YTS 875 Custom Tenor Sax
Yamaha YTS Pro Model 62 Tenor Sax

Sonorous metal blowing martial sounds.
—John Milton, Paradise Lost

Once in a phone conversation with Sonny Rollins, James Carter’s name came up and suddenly Brother Theodore’s voice turned real sunny. “Yeaaaaah,” Rollins enthused in that gruff, Dudley Do-Right, boy tenor voice of his, “that’s my man.”

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