James Carter Organ Trio - At The Crossroads

At The Crossroads (2011)

James Carter Organ Trio

EMARCY (2011)

Caribbean Rhapsody

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


Purchase Live at Baker's

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

Purchase Layin In The Cut

Layin’ in the Cut (2000)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic 83305-2

Purchase Chasin the Gypsy

Chasin’ the Gypsy (2000)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic 83304-2

In Carterian Fashion (1998)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic 83082-2

Purchase Conversin' with the Elders

Conversin’ with the Elders (1996)

Atlantic Records
WBR-Atlantic 82908-2

Purchase The Real Quietstorm

The Real Quietstorm (1995)

Atlantic Records/WBR
Atlantic Jazz 82742-2

Purchase Jurassic Classics

Jurassic Classics (1995)

DIW/ Columbia/ Sony

Purchase JC On The 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 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)

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.

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.