Detroit-born tenor saxophonist James Carter took New York by storm in 1988 as a teenage sensation. He established himself as one of the leading saxophone stylists of his generation, well-versed in everything from gypsy-jazz to funk. "When James Carter burst onto the scene a dozen years ago, it was akin to the second coming. Not since the 1960s had someone emerged with so potent a combination of astounding advanced and extended techniques, fiery intensity, and unfettered imagination" (John Kelman, All About Jazz). Carter's new show, "Electric Coltrane," is a wild, funky, "Detroit" adaptation of John Coltrane's music and an homage to Carter's friend, drummer Rashied Ali who passed away last month and was instrumental to the sound of Coltrane's late-period music.
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