Conversin' with the Elders

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The brilliant saxophonist James Carter and his quartet which also includes pianist Craig Taborn, bassist Jaribu Shahid and drummer Tani Tabbal welcome some of Carter's musical heroes as guests throughout Conversin' with the Elders. Carter matches wits with the eccentric trumpeter Lester Bowie on "Freereggaehibop" and the often-hilarious "Atitled Valse"; he also features the legendary but rarely recorded Detroit altoist Larry Smith on "Parker's Mood," showcases Count Basie veterans Harry "Sweets" Edison and Buddy Tate on two swing standards apiece Tate's work on clarinet during "Blue Creek" is memorable, and interacts with baritonist Hamiet Bluiett on "Naima" and an Anthony ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The brilliant saxophonist James Carter and his quartet which also includes pianist Craig Taborn, bassist Jaribu Shahid and drummer Tani Tabbal welcome some of Carter's musical heroes as guests throughout Conversin' with the Elders. Carter matches wits with the eccentric trumpeter Lester Bowie on "Freereggaehibop" and the often-hilarious "Atitled Valse"; he also features the legendary but rarely recorded Detroit altoist Larry Smith on "Parker's Mood," showcases Count Basie veterans Harry "Sweets" Edison and Buddy Tate on two swing standards apiece Tate's work on clarinet during "Blue Creek" is memorable, and interacts with baritonist Hamiet Bluiett on "Naima" and an Anthony Braxton march. Switching between tenor, alto, baritone and bass clarinet, Carter makes each of his guests feel at home while pushing them to stretch themselves. A consistently colorful and generally swing-oriented set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678290848
  • Catalog Number: 82908

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 FreeReggaeHiBop (8:10)
  2. 2 Parker's Mood - Larry Smith (6:29)
  3. 3 Lester Leaps In (4:57)
  4. 4 Naima (7:09)
  5. 5 Blue Creek (6:13)
  6. 6 Centerpiece (6:35)
  7. 7 Composition #40q (6:41)
  8. 8 Moten Swing (7:44)
  9. 9 Atitled Valse (8:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Carter Primary Artist, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone
Hamiet Bluiett Baritone Saxophone
Lester Bowie Trumpet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Buddy Tate Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jaribu Shahid Bass
Tani Tabbal Drums
Craig Taborn Piano
Technical Credits
Yves Beauvais Producer
James Carter Arranger
Joe Ferla Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Michael O'Reilly Engineer
Larry Freemantle Art Direction
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