Bailey School of Music Concert Programs
The James Carter Organ Trio
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The organ combo reigned supreme for several decades as a "meat-and-potatoes" mainstay of 50's and 60's jazz. In the hands of saxophonist James Carter, one of jazz's most sophisticated improvisers, the organ trio is elevated by Carter's virtuosic chops, the band's powerful blues-drenched style, and wide-ranging repertoire collected through the members' far-flung musical explorations. Relying heavily on inspired group interplay, the trio features the nimble yet muscular keyboard work of Detroit's rising B3 star Gerard Gibbs and the propulsive support of drummer Alex White.