All About Jazz review of The James Carter Organ Trio at FlynnSpace
Doug Collette reviews the February 22, 2014 performance of The James Carter Organ Trio at The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont.
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.
Reinhardt’s spirit started talking to Carter when he was just 14, listening to a jazz radio program in his Detroit home.... Sixteen years later, the spirit of Reinhardt rose again