JC On the Set The promise shown by 25- year-old saxist Carter in brief but head-turning solos with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra has been more than fulfilled in… JC On the Set The promise shown by 25- year-old saxist Carter in brief but head-turning solos with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra has been more than fulfilled in… James Carter Quartet Jazz
Music Review

JC on the Set (1994)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Lead Performance: James Carter Quartet; Genre: Jazz

The promise shown by 25- year-old saxist Carter in brief but head-turning solos with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra has been more than fulfilled in this exceptional debut. From the cocksure title track, to the aching-with-longing ''Hour of Parting,'' the album overflows with life. Despite some overwrought moments (as on ''Blues for a Nomadic Princess''), Carter's swaggering mix of traditional and avant-garde styles compels interest. A-

Originally posted Aug 26, 1994 Published in issue #237-238 Aug 26, 1994 Order article reprints
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