Joe Carter

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Track Listing
1. Valse Hot
2. Too Marvelous For Words
3. I Should Care
4. Like Jim
5. Embraceable You
6. 639 Wayne
7. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
8. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
9. She's As Wild As Springtime
10. Where Are You?

Detailed Description / Musicians
Joe Carter - Guitar
Rufus Reid - Bass
Harvie Swartz - Bass
Lee Konitz - Alto Sax

Even though guitarist Joe Carter's work may not be very familiar to many jazz fans, this veteran player and jazz educator has a lot to offer. Most of his recordings under his own name have been done for his own Empathy label and the music on this Stash CD compilation was culled from several Emapthy LPs. A very lyrical performer comparable to Jim Hall and Ed Bickert, Carter's first seven tracks are duets with the masterful bassist Rufus Reid. Together they open with an intricate arrangement of Sonny Rollins' "Valse Hot," while the bassist is the lead instrument in a low key but swinging take of the standard "Embraceable You." Carter captures the essence of Hall with his tribute to the veteran guitarist "Like Jim," with economical, logical lines that are a trademark of Hall's approach. Harvie Swartz (who now goes by Harvie S due to the frequent misspelling of his surname) spells Reid on four tracks, with equally strong results. "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" has rarely sounded so enticing. Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz is added for "She's As Wild As Springtime".

--Ken Dryden
All Music Guide

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Website: http://www.joecartermusic.com

Joe Carter started guitar studies at an early age, eventually focusing on Jazz. While earning B.A. and M.A. degrees in Jazz Performance and starting his Jazz Ph.D. studies at New York University he studied privately with guitarists Sal Salvador, John Scofield, Allan Hanlon, saxophonist Lee Konitz and pianist Don Friedman. After several performance and teaching trips to Brazil his current specialty is Brazilian Jazz, combining Straightahead and Bebop styles of Jazz with Samba, Bossa Nova and Northeast styles of Brazilian music.

His latest two CDs showcase his familiarity with Brazilian music; UM ABRACO NO RIO (An Embrace Of Rio) was recorded in Rio de Janeiro with Brazilian musicians. World reknown harmonica virtuoso Mauricio Einhom, bassist Luis Alves and drummer Joao Cortez have previously performed with Joe Carter in different group settings on Joe's various performance trips to Brazil. THE SAMBA RIO TRIO CD is Joe Carter's U.S. version of his group utilizing the talents of two of the better known Brazilian artists residing in New York: bassist Nilson Matta and legendary drummer Portinho.

Two recordings that illustrate Joe Carter's staightahead Jazz playing are DUETS which features Carter in a guitar/bass duo setting with Rufus Reid and Harvie Swartz and ART FARMER & LEE KONITZ WITH THE JOE CARTER TRIO & QUARTET which pairs Carter with Art Farmer and Lee Konitz along with Harvie Swartz and Akira Tana.

During the course of his career Joe Carter has recorded and/or performed with Jazz artists such as Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid, Harvie Swartz. Akira Tana, Stafford James, Richard Wyands, Don Friedman, Hendrik Meurkens, Steve Kuhn, Eddie Bert, Mike Longo, Nabil Totah, Ray Mosca, David Finck, Bill Hardman, Junior Cook, Jamil Nasser and Al Harewood among others; and with Brazilian Jazz artists such as Mauricio Einhom, Robertinho Silva, Luis Eca, Luis Alves, Paulo Russo, Joao Cortez, Claudio Caribe, Alosio Aguiar, Nilson Matta, Portinho, Jehovah de Gaita and others.

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