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