James Carter, John Medeski, Christian McBride, Adam Rogers and Joey Baron – Half Note Records
James Carter, Cyrus Chestnut, Ali Jackson, Reginald Veal – the music of Pavement recorded for Brown Brothers Records
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.
-Steve Futterman, THE WASHINGTON POST
There were passages in the program, especially during pieces such as Joe Henderson’s “Recorda Me,” in which Carter played with a surprisingly soft and tender sound, his improvisations filled with subtle melodic paraphrases. At other times, he added an appealing, burry edge to his tone—the result calling up images, on soprano saxophone, of Sidney Bechet.
-Don Heckman, LOS ANGELES TIMES