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James Carter Organ Trio: Live from Newport Jazz (Blue Note)

Recorded at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, this set finds saxophonist James Carter picking up where he left off in Chasin’ the Gypsy, his 2000 tribute to Django Reinhardt, recasting some of the fabled guitarist’s most venerated pieces as funk-seasoned organ trio workouts. The idea might strike some Reinhardt diehards as apostasy, but in fact, … Read More “James Carter Organ Trio: Live from Newport Jazz (Blue Note)”

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World Saxophone Quartet with James Carter, Pittsburgh

Without David Murray, the World Saxophone Quartet isn’t quite the same. However, when James Carter (pictured) sits in for the otherwise engaged tenor saxophonist, one can expect an equal amount of energy and unhinged excitement in the music. And that’s exactly what occurred when a cross-generational lineup of the Quartet took over a narrow street … Read More “World Saxophone Quartet with James Carter, Pittsburgh”

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