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Carter, James / Present Tense
Album:Present Tense Collection:Jazz
Artist:Carter, James Added:Jun 2008
Label:Universal Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-07-20 Pull Date:2008-09-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 14Sep 7Aug 31Aug 10Aug 3Jul 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
Shadowy Sands
4.Jun 17, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Shadowy Sands
2.Aug 16, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Shadowy Sands
5.May 29, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Dodo's Bounce
3.Sep 23, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum - Coltrane Day
Rapid Shave
6.Sep 12, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Dodo's Bounce

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-07-19 
JAMES CARTER: Present Tense
EmArcy, 2008

MAINSTREAM JAZZ – Versatile craftsmanship always been James Carter’s thing, and he really shows it off here, playing five different instruments and working a wide range of bop-based territory, from cool slides to funky jams. He even slips in a touch of free-jazz on #2. It’s a fine straightahead effort with great support from DD Jackson on piano.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 6, 7, 8 … maybe 2, 10

1. 7:32 – happy bop groove: trumpet struts, piano staggers, bari sax honks
2. 7:15 – off-kilter bop becomes dreamy ballad, ends in wild abandon
3. 5:09 – relaxed and sunny soprano sax ballad, warm bass & piano solos
4. 6:06 – tango-inflected contemporary jazz: soulful sax & acoustic guitar
5. 5:12 – exotic atmospheric intro, then a funky strut w/overdubbed sax duet
6. 6:06 – cool classic breeze with flute & muted trumpet; nicely done
7. 8:32 – gorgeous little-known tune with a suspended desert-exotica vibe
8. 4:27 – straight up bop burner, impressive baritone sax wizardry
9. 4:46 – light bossa nova/samba breeze; upbeat tenor sax & guitar solos
10. 8:12 – standard ballad, impeccable with muted trumpet & soft sax

[ Fo ] 19-Jul-08

Track Listing
1.Rapid Shave 6.Dodo's Bounce
2.Bro. Dolphy 7.Shadowy Sands
3.Pour Que Ma Vie Demeure 8.Hymn Of The Orient
4.Sussa Nita 9.Bossa J.C.
5.Song Of Delilah 10.Tenderly