Winter Jazz Fest Live Performance Now Available To Stream Online
Listen to the James Carter Organ Trio Live at Winter Jazz Fest 2013 on WBGO Radio. Recorded at Le Poission Rouge in Greenwich Village on Saturday January 12th 2013.
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.
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.