Personalities | James Carter | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Various saxophones, b. 1969)
A musical prodigy from Detroit’s Creative Arts Collective, saxophonist James Carter toured Europe at the age of 16, worked with Wynton Marsalis and starred in Julius Hemphill’s saxophone opera Long Tongues. Since 1990, his New York ensemble has recorded a variety of ‘quiet storm’ romantic jazz, Django Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz, hard-core fusion and jazz standards. At the fiftieth anniversary Newport Jazz Festival he upped the stakes by improvising 33 choruses of Duke Ellington’s ‘Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue’ – topping Paul Gonsalves’s 1956 benchmark of 26 choruses.
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