Carter, James

Half Note, 2009CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: AvanteGarde
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: This is an all-star cast of musicians led by Saxophonist James Carter. John Medeski (B3), Christian McBride (b), Joey Barron (d) and Adam Rogers (g) join Carter in front of an appreciative live audience at the Blue Note in New York. Carter’s squawking sax and McBride’s funky bass lines mesh with the fresh guitar licks from Adam Rogers to make the music pop. Baron pulls it together with cool fills and accents all the way. Carter swings on “Slam’s Mishap” and extracts warm passion and intensity from his horn on the intro to “Street Of Dreams”. We enjoyed the bossa nova of “Infiniment” and the soul of “Blue Leo”. They dive into a no holds barred jam session of six lengthy cool, funky, jazz-fusion songs culminating with the title track. This is a combination of musicians that we could enjoy on a regular basis!


Publicist: D. L. Media