Thursday Night Live – James Carter Live in Melbourne, to be Broadcast on ABC Australia
Check out this gallery from the James Carter Organ Trio performance at the 2013 Melbourne Jazz Festival. The performance is scheduled to be aired May 15.
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.