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Chasin the Gypsy
James Carter
Chasin the Gypsy
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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For Chasin' the Gypsy, James Carter enlists violinist (and cousin) Regina Carter, drummer Joey Baron, guitar mainstay Jay Berliner, and several others to tackle this homage to Gypsy guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt. The bu...  more »

     
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All Artists: James Carter
Title: Chasin the Gypsy
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/6/2000
Release Date: 6/6/2000
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Europe, Eastern Europe, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075678330421

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For Chasin' the Gypsy, James Carter enlists violinist (and cousin) Regina Carter, drummer Joey Baron, guitar mainstay Jay Berliner, and several others to tackle this homage to Gypsy guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt. The bustle and muscle are in balance, with accordion, steel-string guitar, bass saxophone, violin, and drums flawlessly chugging through these nine tunes. --Andrew Bartlett

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A parisian night
p dizzle | augusta, georgia, USA | 07/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"with most tributes you expect a sampling of tunes by the noted artist with maybe an original or two thrown in for good measure. here, mr. carter not only samples the music of django reinhardt, but he creates the whole mood and atmosphere of paris in the 1920s and '30s. the intriguing instrumentation (accordion, violin, two guitars, and a bevy of little-used saxes [bass, f-mezzo, etc.])and choice of titles creates an experience of the sidewalk cafes on a cool night in the city of lights. you almost expect an arrogant waiter to insult you half way through the disc for good measure! mr. carter has always been adept at showing his chops, ranging from neo-bop to out music experiments, but here he reigns in the fireworks to evoke the sound and feel of django. the chops are still prodigious, but the melody's the thing here. particular highlights are the opening tango ("nuages"), featuring the bass sax, the swinging "oriental shuffle," and the beautifully pastoral "la detniere bergere." this is a wonderful album celebrating not only the past talent of django but also the ever maturing talent of mr. carter."
Beautiful Music
p dizzle | 05/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've been a fan of James Carter for some years now and own every CD he's recorded. Someone once predicted that Joshua Redman would become the next John Coltrane but, if there is going to be a saxophonist to compare with St. John, my money is on Carter.It's difficult to pin down what he's doing and where he's going because he is still BECOMING what he will be and I don't think he's established a pattern yet that allows us to predict his next recording efforts. No two of his albums have been the same. Chasin'The Gypsy just blew me away! I've played it over and over and over again and I still love it for its richness of sound, its depth and multi-layered textures. My favorite Carter album had been The Real Quietstorm, a fascinating collection of ballads done in Carterian fashion, but now it has competition from Gypsy. If you haven't been introduced to Carter yet, start with these two CDs. But if you are a straight-ahead jazz fanatic, as I am for ballads, then try Layin' In The Cut or JC On The Set. It's all beautiful music. So, do yourself a favor and listen to this man!What's next, Mr. Carter? I'm waiting in eager anticipation."
Carter is blossoming from a proginious virtuoso to a genius!
Jeff Willis | Boise, Idaho United States | 06/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"James Carter may just have the most technique of any saxophone player in the world, and he is barely 30 years old. I can't wait to hear what he sounds like in 20 or more years! This album, Chasin the Gypsy, is proving that Carter will go down as one of the all time great jazz musicians! I highly recommend this album!"