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6–7 April 2015

Daniel Carter – Two Day Residency with John Coxon / Ashley Wales / Fritz Welch (day one) + Thurston Moore / John Edwards / Steve Noble (day two)

We're hugely excited to host a two day residency with writer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter. An immensely talented improviser and a prolific – and eclectic – performer, Carter has recorded or performed with the likes of Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, Sunny Murray, William Parker, DJ Logic, Sam Rivers, and Yo La Tengo to name but a tiny fraction, defiantly refusing to be constrained by genre boundaries.

For this residency he plays as part of two quartets, comprised of collaborators old and new, for what should be a very special couple of nights.

Monday 6 April 2015

Daniel Carter
John Coxon
Ashley Wales
Fritz Welch

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Daniel Carter
Thurston Moore
John Edwards
Steve Noble

Daniel Carter

Daniel Carter (born 1945 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. A review of a recent recording describes Carter's timbre as “an almost Lee Konitz-like cool.”

Carter is a prolific performer and has recorded or performed with William Parker, Federico Ughi, DJ Logic, The Negatones,Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Soul-Junk, Anne Waldman, Cooper-Moore, Matthew Shipp and scientist/musician Matthew Putman among others. He is a member of the cooperative free jazz groups Test, Other Dimensions In Music, and Ghost Moth.

“Trumpeter and saxophonist Daniel Carter is in my opinion strongly underevaluated. He does not have a very pronounced characteristic that makes him instantly recognizable, yet he is one of the few people who can really build a song while improvising, with mood, melody and lots of soul, regardless of the context or the line-up. Carter is not a power-player, quite to the contrary, he is more into sensitive soul or expressive lyricism, while being adventurous at the same time.” – Free Jazz Collective