Kent Carter

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Kent Carter (born June 12, 1939 in Hanover , New Hampshire ) is an American bassist and cellist of modern jazz and creative jazz .

Kent Carter, 1998


Carter comes from a musical family; his father, violist and conductor of the Vermont State Symphony Orchestra , gave him cello , bassoon and composition lessons at an early age . After initially working as a guitarist in country bands , he switched to bass in 1959 and attended Berklee College of Music from 1960 to 1964 . He also played with Herb Pomeroy , Don Cherry , Karl Berger , Hal Galper , Sam Rivers and Keith Jarrett , as well as in the house band of the Lennie's on the Turnpike club near Boston. Together with Mike Nock and Paul Motian , he accompanied musicians such as Booker Ervin , Zoot Sims , Phil Woods and Charlie Mariano before moving to New York City in the mid-1960s .

Working with the pianist Lowell Davidson , he came into the environment of the Jazz Composer's Orchestra ; he also worked with Gil Evans and with Paul Bley ("Touching" 1965), with whom he toured Europe. In 1970 Carter settled in Paris and played with Gato Barbieri , Archie Shepp , Noah Howard , Roswell Rudd , John Tchicai , Robin Kenyatta and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble . For a longer period from 1970 to 1983 he belonged to the group of Steve Lacy ("Troubles", 1979; "Regeneration", 1982). He was also a member of a trio with Takahasi Kako and Oliver Johnson, Tom van der Geld's “Children at Play”, the Trio Detail and the Theo Jörgensmann / Petras-Vyšniauskas- Quintet. He founded his own “String Trio” (first with Carlos Zingaro , later with Albrecht Maurer ; Willisau Suites , 1984, Intersections , 2004–2005) and also works with a second trio, Voyage . He also took part in projects by Billy Bang , Andrea Centazzo , Itaru Oki , Gianni Lenoci and Eckard Koltermann , among others . The musician, who lives in the south of France, also composes film music .

Discographic notes

  • Beauvais Cathedral (Emanem, 1974) with Mikala Marcus , Richard Marechin , Carlos Zingaro
  • Quintessence " Spontaneous Music Ensemble " (Emanem, 1986)
  • The Juillaguet Collection (Emanem, 1996) with Albrecht Maurer
  • The Willisau Suites (Emanem, 1997)
  • Intersections (Emanem, 2004/2005) with Kent Carter String Trio
  • Rivière Composers Pool , Summer Works 2009 (Emanem, 2010; 3CD box) with Theo Jörgensmann, Albrecht Maurer, Etienne Rolin .

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