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Daniel Carter

Photo: Federico Ughi, courtesy of 577 Records


Daniel Carter is not an enigma, no more than a teeming forest is. Give some sincerely up for true and you've made a commitment which will last a lifetime, if you've got the mettle for searching unfettered.

I first became aware of Daniel Carter's immense talents through the collective Other Dimensions In Music. Every time, and I mean every time, I've heard the man bring an instrument to his lips – be it reeds, brass or flute – beautiful sounds emanate. His is a rare natural gift, honed through a lifetime of devotion.

If the world ever does truly silence for a moment please, the first sounds I would want to hear are the ones that Daniel Carter would play.

I love it with tears of joy when he laughs; I love the way he dances. -SJ

Over the past four decades-plus, Daniel Carter has performed with: Sun Ra, Yo La Tengo, Billy Bang, Roger Baird, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Simone Forti, Joan Miller, Thurston Moore, Nayo Takasaki, Earl Freeman, Dewey Johnson, Nami Yamamoto, Matthew Shipp, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid, Raphé Malik, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Cecil Taylor, David S. Ware, Karl Berger, Don Pate, Gunter Hampel, Alan Silva, Susie Ibarra, D.J. Logic, Margaret Beals, Douglas Elliot, Butch Morris, TEST, OTHER DIMENSIONS IN MUSIC, ONE WORLD ENSEMBLE, SATURNALIA STRING TRIO, LEVITATION UNIT, WET PAINT, THE TRANSCENDENTALISTS, and many many many many others (meaning more every week or day, practically, it seemed back when this was first written!).

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