Kent Carter

Kent Carter (born June 14, 1939 in Hanover, New Hampshire) is an American jazz bassist. His father, Alan Carter, founded the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. He is also the grandson of American artist, Rockwell Kent. He worked in Steve Lacy's group, played on the two Jazz Composer's Orchestra albums and released albums for Emanem Records.[1]

Kent Carter
Kent Carter in 1998
Background information
Born(1939-06-14)June 14, 1939
Hanover, New Hampshire
GenresJazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Years active1960s–present
LabelsIctus, Emanem


As leader

  • Beauvais Cathedral (Emanem, 1976)
  • Lost in June (Ictus, 1977)
  • Regeneration (Soul Note, 1982)
  • The Willisau Suites (Emanem, 1984)
  • The Juillaguet Collection (Emanem, 1996)
  • Intersections (Emanem, 2006)
  • Summer Works 2009 (Emanem, 2010)
  • Oratorios and Songs (Emanem, 2010)

As sideman

With Paul Bley

With the Jazz Composer's Orchestra

With Steve Lacy

With Gianni Lenoci

  • Secret Garden (Silta)

With the Spontaneous Music Ensemble

With Un Drame Musical Instantané

  • A Travail égal salaire égal (Grrr, 1982)


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