World of Jazz 333 – A Daniel Carter Special

  1. Daniel Carter – Hok Zhou from Chinatown (Not Two Records) 00:00
  2. Daniel Carter and Matt Lavelle – The D.C. key from Live at Tower Records 0812 06 (Atnimara Records) 13:09
  3. Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi – Little Did I Know from The Dream (577 Records) 19:03
  4. Federico Ughi, Gene Janas, and Daniel Carter -Talk in Play, People on Mercy from People’s Resonance (577 Records) 29:31
  5. Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi – Navajo Sunrise from Navajo Sunrise (Rudi Records) 38:52
  6. Daniel Carter, Watson Jennison, William Parker, and Federico Ughi – Before Six from Vol. 1 Erie Live! (577 Records) 50:33
  7. Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi – In the Name of the Tenor from Inside The Studio Vol. One (577 Records) 1:00:09
  8. Daniel Carter – Seed from Unanimity (Unanimity) 1:08:24
  9. Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure, and Federico Ughi – Nostrand Avenue from New York United (577 Records) 1:17:45
  10. Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light Part 3 from Seraphic Light (Aum Fidelity) 1:35:43
  11. Daniel Carter, Matthew Putman, Patrick Holmes, Hilliard Greene, and Federico Ughi – Throne from Telepatia Liquida (577 Records) 1:49:30

SHOW NOTES

Daniel Carter (born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s.

A prolific performer and has recorded or performed with William Parker, Federico Ughi, DJ Logic, The Negatones, Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Soul-Junk, Anne Waldman, Cooper-Moore, Matthew Shipp and scientist/musician Matthew Putman among others. He is a member of the cooperative free jazz groups Test, Other Dimensions In Music, odon, Ghost Moth and Dissipated Face.

On this show a journey through his extensive back catalogue with the second half of the show looking at a selection of releases from  2018.

Daniel Carter – Hok Zhou from Chinatown

Daniel Carter tenor, ato saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz bass, oud
Kevin Zubek drums, percussion

2003 Not Two Records MW 753-2
This début recording by Chinatown, an unusual trio made up of downtown’s wildly diverse music scene, finds the venerable free player Daniel Carter still doing his thing, this time with a young, unique rhythm section.

Daniel Carter and Matt Lavelle – The D.C. key from Live at Tower Records 0812 06

Recorded Aug 12, 2006 at Tower Records, Lincoln Center Manhattan, NYC

Daniel Carter tenor
Matt Lavelle piano

2006 Atnimara Records
Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi – Little Did I Know from The Dream

Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi have been playing together since 2005, the year in which they recorded this their first album The Dream. The band has performed regularly in the US and Europe ever since, gaining great success, as will be evidenced later in the show

Recorded July 22, 2005 in Brooklyn, New York

Daniel Carter alto, tenor sax, clarinet, trumpet, flute
William Parker bass, tuba, shakuhachi
Federico Ughi drums

2006 577 Records

Federico Ughi, Gene Janas, and Daniel Carter -Talk in Play, People on Mercy from People’s Resonance

Recorded on May 7, 2008 at Federico Ughi house in Brooklyn, New York

Daniel Carter alto, tenor saxophone, flute, trumpet
Gene Janas upright bass, percussion, voice
Federico Ughi drums

2008 577 Records 577-8

Daniel Carter, William Parker and Federico Ughi – Navajo Sunrise from Navajo Sunrise

From a 2010 European tour throughout Portugal, Spain and Italy that resulted in the live album Navajo Sunrise (2012)

Daniel Carter alto saxophone
William Parker bass, shakuhachi
Federico Ughi drums

2013 Rudi Records RRJ1016

In 2015 the trio started to rehearse with multi instrumentalist Watson Jennison (Toronto, CA). As a quartet, the band toured the US and Canada in 2015 for concerts in Erie PA, Pittsburgh PA, Detroit MI, Toronto and Rochester NY. These recordings document the highlights of some of the legendary concerts that came out of this tour with a 3-disc album that comprises the shows from Erie, Toronto and Rochester.

Daniel Carter, Watson Jennison, William Parker, and Federico Ughi – Before Six from Vol. 1 Erie Live!

Recorded May 27th 2015 in Erie, Pennsylvania

Daniel Carter saxes, clarinet, keyboard, voice
Watson Jennison soprano sax, flute, recorder, keyboard
William Parker bass, shakuhachi, tuba
Federico Ughi drums

2017 577 Records 5797-1

This is cosmic music at its best, showcasing the ability of one of the most successful bands in today’s New York avant-garde scene to perform in a wide array of venues with an incredible range of dynamics that go from super quiet to bombastic-fire.

And now a series of recordings released in 2018 which was a very busy year for Carter

Daniel Carter, Federico Ughi – In the Name of the Tenor from Inside The Studio Vol. One

Daniel Carter alto, tenor, soprano saxophone, flute, trumpet, clarinet
Federico Ughi drums

2018 577 Records

Daniel Carter – Seed from Unanimity

Recorded on September 12th, 2015 at Favela Worldwide, Brooklyn, NY.

Daniel Carter winds
Vasko Dukovski clarinets
Stelios Mihas guitar
Jeff Harshbarger bass
George Spanos drums

2018 Unanimity

Daniel Carter, Tobias Wilner, Djibril Toure, and Federico Ughi – Nostrand Avenue from New York United

Recorded on May 10, 2016 at Tedesco Studio, New Jersey

Daniel Carter alto, tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet
Tobias Wilner electronics, synth, beats
Djibril Toure bass
Federico Ughi drums

2018 577 Records 5803

Legendary downtown music master Daniel Carter meets Tobias Wilner from world-renowned electronic band Blue Foundation. Featuring Wu-Tang Clan bass player Djibril Toure & drum wiz Federico Ughi. As a band, they have played a number of concerts in NYC, including the Forward Festival 201  This group is the ultimate mix between the classic New York sound of the avant-garde (i.e., John Coltrane & Albert Ayler) combined with electronic manipulation and production.

Although this is the first album they have released as a group, the four musicians have collaborated on different projects for years. To make this recording, they entered the studio without any preconceived plans or written music. They improvised brand new sounds on the spot that were later produced and moulded by Tobias Wilner. The result is four strong and dreamy tracks that showcase the rich sound of the acoustic instruments alongside the power of the electronic beats. This project was released as a limited edition 12’’ vinyl album plus one bonus track for the digital version.

Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Matthew Shipp – Seraphic Light Part 3 from Seraphic Light

Recorded live in performance April 5, 2017 at Distler Performance Hall, Tufts University, Medford MA

Daniel Carter flute, trumpet, clarinet, tenor, alto, soprano saxophone
William Parker bass
Matthew Shipp piano

2018 AUM Fidelity AUM106

“Thus on the evening of April 5, 2017, the audience attending Tuft’s concert hall enjoyed an unusual three-part hybrid-format program. First we watched the 1959 documentary film, The Cry of Jazz, written and directed by Edward O. Bland, with the participation of Sun Ra. The film asserts “jazz is the Negro’s cry of joy and suffering” and “the Negro is [white America’s] conscience…if they have a conscience.” These bold and timely ideas pushed forward the second portion of the program, a discussion / Q&A with Daniel Carter, William Parker, and Matthew Shipp. For 45 free-flowing minutes, the men spoke truths, told stories, floated ideas, countered assertions, listened to questions, gave advice, told jokes, and laughed together.” Then they started making music.

One of the best free jazz albums ever?

Daniel Carter, Matthew Putman, Patrick Holmes, Hilliard Greene, and Federico Ughi – Throne from Telepatia Liquida 

Recorded on the last night of 577’s Forward Festival 2017 in Brooklyn, the quintet of Daniel Carter (reeds & trumpet), Patrick Holmes (clarinet), Matthew Putman (piano), Hilliard Greene (bass) and Federico Ughi (drums) take their audience on three remarkable journeys of almost chamber-oriented collective free jazz, adventurous and not-to-be-missed examples of modern jazz.

Recorded live on December 8, 2017 at the Forward Festival 2017 at Shapeshifter Lab, in Brooklyn, New York

Daniel Carter alto, tenor, soprano saxophone, trumpet
Patrick Holmes clarinet
Matthew Putman piano
Hilliard Greene bass
Federico Ughi drums

2018 577 Records 5807

 

 

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