Carter’s bravura playing delivers the joy of sax at Grant Park
James Carter’s bravura turn in Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra was by far the highlight of the concert
|He is the complete musician, a technician with no apparent limits and a poet of deep sensibility. Indeed, Carter’s eloquent turn through the concerto’s balladlike slow movement drew an early ovation.|
– DETROIT NEWS
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.