Photo by Clare O'DeaDaniel 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, though he is learned a-plenty, never you mind about the anarchy speak ~ in the sense that it is so commonly misconstrued.

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 chooses, because I know that true democracy is deep in his essence.

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

Over the past three 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).

some links for further insight:
Nils Jacobson's extensive interview with Daniel
Chapter in Phil Freeman's book 'New York Is Now!'
that covers Daniel Carter & TEST
via mammals of zod

Selected Discography - recently released and/or recommended (yes, it needs to be updated...):

2018 Daniel Carter / William Parker / Matthew Shipp : Seraphic Light..AUM Fidelity
2007 Other Dimensions In Music - Live at the Sunset [Paris] (Marge)
2003 Daniel Carter + Reuben Radding - Luminescence (AUM Fidelity)
2002 Matthew Shipp's Nu Bop (The Blue Series)
2002 The Transcendentalists - Vision (Jump Arts Records)
2001 Federico Ughi with Daniel Carter - Astonishment (577 Records)
2001 The Music Ensemble (Roaratorio)
2001 William Parker Trio - Painter's Spring (The Blue Series)
2000 Other Dimensions In Music - Time Is Of The Essence Is Beyond Time (AUM Fidelity)
1999 Yo La Tengo - Now 2000/Excalibur 2001 2x7" set (Egon)
1999 TEST - Test (AUM Fidelity)
1999 LIVE/TEST (Eremite)
1999 test (Ecstatic Peace!)
1999 Test Ahead! (NowJazz/Ramwong) LP
1998 Matthew Shipp Horn Quartet - Strata (Hat Hut)
1998 One World Ensemble - Breathing Together (Freedom Jazz)
1998 Other Dimensions In Music - Now! (AUM Fidelity)
1998 Tenor Rising Drums Expanding - picture LP (s@1)
1990 Other Dimensions In Music (Silkheart)

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