"You have to be totally comfortable wherever," Carter says. "I feel that music equals life, that's the way my teacher always taught me. You just can't go through life and experience it fully with a set of blinders on. I think there's tremendous beauty in a cross-pollination of music and influences." In many ways, weaving together divergent impulses is at the heart of Carter's music. Like the late tenor sax titan Ben Webster, he's given to furious, high-velocity solos, but is just as likely to wax sentimental, using his big, bruising tone to tenderly caress a comely melody. In 2000, he released two albums simultaneously that amounted to an anti-manifesto, a proclamation that everything is fair game.
Venue: Blue Note
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The Music of The Temptations & The Four Tops Feat. Soul Infinity at The Groove
Sun | 7PM
Show Type: Soul Restrictions: All Ages Two items minimum Featuring some of New York City's finest musicians, the R&B tribute band Soul Infinity fuses together blues, funk, and soul to bring back th...
Circle of Live at Secret Venue
- Aug 25 Sat | 10PM –5:00
Eddie Palmieri at Blue Note
Through Aug 25 Tue | 8PM
Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 50 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican her...