|Born||January 3, 1969|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Instruments|| Bass clarinet |
|Labels|| DIW |
James Carter (born January 3, 1969) is an American jazz musician. He is the cousin of jazz violinist Regina Carter.
Carter was born in Detroit, Michigan, and learned to play under the tutelage of Donald Washington, becoming a member of his youth jazz ensemble Bird-Trane-Sco-NOW!! As a young man, Carter attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, becoming the youngest faculty member at the camp. He first toured Scandinavia with the International Jazz Band in 1985 at the age of 16.
On May 31, 1988, at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Carter was a last-minute addition for guest artist Lester Bowie, which turned into an invitation to play with his new quintet (forerunner of his New York Organ Ensemble) in New York City that following November at the now defunct Carlos 1 jazz club. This was pivotal in Carter's career, putting him in musical contact with the world, and he moved to New York two years later. He has been prominent as a performer and recording artist on the jazz scene since the late 1980s, playing saxophones, flute, and clarinets. On his album Chasin' the Gypsy (2000), he recorded with his cousin, the jazz violinist Regina Carter.
Carter has won DownBeat magazine's Critics and Readers Choice award for baritone saxophone several years in a row. He has performed, toured and played on albums with Lester Bowie, Julius Hemphill, Frank Lowe & the Saxemble, Kathleen Battle, the World Saxophone Quartet, Cyrus Chestnut, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Mingus Big Band.
Carter is an authority on vintage saxophones, and he owns an extensive collection of such instruments,including one formerly played by Don Byas.
With Karrin Allyson
With the Art Ensemble of Chicago
With Ginger Baker and the DGQ20
With Kathleen Battle
With Hamiet Bluiett
with Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble
With Dee Dee Bridgewater
With Regina Carter
With Cyrus Chestnut
With Jayne Cortez & The Firespitters'
With Benny Golson
With Herbie Hancock
With the Julius Hemphill Sextet
With D. D. Jackson
With Ronald Shannon Jackson
With Wynton Marsalis
With Christian McBride
With Liz McComb
With Marcus Miller
With Junco Onishi
With Madeleine Peyroux
With Odean Pope
With Steve Turre
With Roseanna Vitro and Kenny Werner
With Rodney Whitaker
With the World Saxophone Quartet
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