The Real Quiet Storm

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Despite this CD's title and a slight emphasis on ballads, The Real Quiet Storm is not an easy listening record. James Carter, one of the great new discoveries of the 1990s and whose versatility, brilliance on a variety of reed instruments, and seeming encyclopedic knowledge of jazz styles makes him a possible successor to Rahsaan Roland Kirk is heard playing tenor, alto, soprano, baritone, bass clarinet and bass flute on the nine selections, with the impressive pianist Craig Taborn, either Dave Holland or Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Leon Parker or Tani Tabbal on drums. Although some of the ballad statements such as his statements on baritone on "'Round Midnight" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Despite this CD's title and a slight emphasis on ballads, The Real Quiet Storm is not an easy listening record. James Carter, one of the great new discoveries of the 1990s and whose versatility, brilliance on a variety of reed instruments, and seeming encyclopedic knowledge of jazz styles makes him a possible successor to Rahsaan Roland Kirk is heard playing tenor, alto, soprano, baritone, bass clarinet and bass flute on the nine selections, with the impressive pianist Craig Taborn, either Dave Holland or Jaribu Shahid on bass, and Leon Parker or Tani Tabbal on drums. Although some of the ballad statements such as his statements on baritone on "'Round Midnight" and "Eventide" are fairly straightforward, Carter also has some explosive moments. His rendition on soprano of Don Byas "1944 Stomp" is memorable, as is his interpretations of "Born to Be Blue" and two originals. The results are a bit restrained compared to his live performances, but this is an enjoyable and unpredictable outing, music that will not be played on the Quiet Storm.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/1995
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678274220
  • Catalog Number: 82742
  • Sales rank: 141,483

Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Carter Primary Artist, Multi Instruments
Dave Holland Bass
Leon Parker Cymbals, Drums
Jaribu Shahid Bass
Tani Tabbal Drums
Craig Taborn Piano
Technical Credits
Yves Beauvais Producer
James Carter Contributor
Joe Ferla Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Howard Mandel Liner Notes
Larry Freemantle Art Direction
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