“His performance was nothing short of a virtuoso clinic, a toe-tapping, heart-stopping, smile-making romp.” – Detroit News
James Carter is a powerhouse musician and one of the most admired saxophonists of his generation, garnering plaudits for his role in helping to propel jazz full tilt into the future over the past 25 years. He is fueled by deep respect and intimate knowledge of the jazz tradition, but given his intrigue for contrasts and hybrids, his music also defies comfortable categorization. Born and raised in Detroit, Carter grew up surrounded by music, soaking up everything from funk and fusion to rock, soul, and various strains of acoustic jazz. Carter’s Organ Trio album At the Crossroads documents the group’s combustible chemistry. James is an expressive and virtuosic player on all of the saxophones.
style: soul jazz