James Carter Biography
At The Crossroads (2011)

James Carter Organ Trio


Caribbean Rhapsody (2011)

James Carter, Roberto Sierra


Present Tense (2008)

James Carter, Dwight Adams,
D.D. Jackson, James Genus,
Victor Lewis, Rodney Jones,
Eli Fountain


James Carter and
Company Live at Baker’s (2004)

Warner Brothers 48449-2
Recorded June 2001

Purchase Gardenias for Lady Day Gardenias for Lady Day (2003)

Columbia/Sony 2-89032

Layin’ in the Cut (2000)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic 83305-2

Chasin’ the Gypsy (2000)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic 83304-2

In Carterian Fashion (1998)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic 83082-2

Conversin’ with the Elders (1996)

Atlantic Records
WBR-Atlantic 82908-2

The Real Quietstorm (1995)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic Jazz 82742-2

Purchase Jurassic Classics Jurassic Classics (1995)

DIW/ Columbia/ Sony

Purchase JC on Set JC on the Set (1993)

Japan only/U.S. release in 1994


Baroque (2010)
By Junko Onishi (performed on), Verve
Purchase Heaven on Earth Heaven on Earth (2009)
James Carter, John Medeski, Christian McBride, Adam Rogers and Joey Baron – Half Note Records
Purchase Gold Sounds Gold Sounds (2005)
James Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Ali Jackson, Reginald Veal – the music of Pavement recorded for Brown Brothers Records
Purchase Out of No Where Out of Nowhere Live at the Blue Note (2004)
The James Carter Organ Trio with special guests, Hamiet Bluiett and James “Blood” Ulmer on Half Note Records
Purchase Swing is the Thing Swing is the Thing (2000)
Flip Phillips (performed on)
Purchase Cyrus Chestnut Cyrus Chestnut (1998)
Cyrus Chestnut (performed on)
Purchase Gershwins World Gershwin’s World (1998)
Herbie Hancock (performed on)
Purchase Hidden Kingdom Hidden Kingdom (1998)
Rodney Whitaker (performed on)
Purchase Great Expectations Great Expectations: The Score (1998)
(contributed to)
Purchase Children of the Light Children of the Light (1996)
Rodney Whitaker (performed on)
Purchase Dreamland Dreamland (1996)
(performed on)
Purchase SaxEmble SaxEmble (1996)
(performed on)
Purchase Kansas City Kansas City (1996)
Soundtrack (contributed to)
Purchase You Sleigh Me You Sleigh Me (1995)
Holiday Compilation (contributed to)
Purchase Organizer Organizer (1995)
Lester Bowie (performed on), Recorded 1991
Purchase Funky T. Cool T. Funky T. Cool T. (1995)
Lester Bowie (performed on), Recorded 1991
Purchase Rush & Hustle Rush & Hustle (1994)
Wendell Harrison (performed on)
Purchase Five Chord Stud Five Chord Stud (1994)
Julius Hemphill (performed on), Black Saint
Purchase Fat Man and the Hard Blues Fat Man and the Hard Blues (1991)
Julius Hemphill (performed on)
Purchase The Tough Young Tenors The Tough Young Tenors (1991)
(contributed to)

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Carter’s ease with swing, bop and avant-garde styles also gave notice that a staggeringly inclusive figure—the apotheosis of the postmodern jazzman—was now among us.

Whether he’s playing tenor or soprano sax, shows off a sweet, sinuous tone; when he reinterprets Reinhardt’s classic Nuages with a bass sax, the muscular sound is distancing at first, but then it wraps itself around the listener like an anaconda.
-Christopher John Farley, TIME