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James Carter Confirms Appearance at Detroit’s Concert of Colors

Confirmed to appear (July 14, Main Stage, 8:30 PM) on the 5th Detroit All-Star Revue with Don Was are: Marion Hayden, James Carter, Sheila Jordan, Regina Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Wendell Harrison, Amp Fiddler, Dennis Coffey, A. Spencer Barefield, Joan Belgrave and Surprise Special Guests to be announced.

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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…
-James Hale, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN

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