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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

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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.
-Steve Futterman, THE WASHINGTON POST

The music, commissioned by the DSO and written for Carter, shows off his brilliant technical command of the tenor and soprano saxes and carves out space for improvisation in which his ideas burst like fireworks.
- Mark Stryker, DETROIT FREE PRESS