Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge

Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge is a live album by saxophonist James Carter with guests David Murray, Johnny Griffin and Franz Jackson recorded at Baker's Keyboard Lounge in 2001, and released on the Warner Bros. label in 2004.[1]

Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge
Live album by
James Carter Organ Trio
ReleasedApril 6, 2004
RecordedJune 16-18, 2001
Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Detroit, MI
LabelWarner Bros.
9362 48449-2
ProducerAhmet Ertegun and James Carter
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Professional ratings
Review scores

The Allmusic review by Al Campbell says, "Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge finds Carter cutting loose like a musician who's been conceptually sidetracked long enough. This is a back to basics blowing session and concepts be damned".[2] In JazzTimes Chris Kelsey called the album "a rollicking session that captures the loose vibe of a nightclub set to near perfection".[3] On All About Jazz Russ Musto noted, "James Carter is a passionate player whose solos are frequently pushed over the top by his awesome virtuosity. That tendency is put to good use on this live extravaganza recorded before a raucous crowd at Baker's Keyboard Lounge. ... Carter moves effortlessly through his arsenal of saxophones on an exciting program of jazz classics".[4]

Track listing

  1. "Tricotism" (Oscar Pettiford) - 9:23
  2. "Soul Street" (Jimmy Forrest) - 8:17
  3. "Freedom Jazz Dance" (Eddie Harris) - 9:26
  4. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 7:10
  5. "Free and Easy" (Don Byas) - 10:39
  6. "Low Flame" (Leonard Feather) - 10:21
  7. "Sack Full of Dreams" (Gary McFarland) - 12:00
  8. "Foot Pattin'" (George Duvivier) - 11:29



  1. James Carter discography, accessed October 15, 2016
  2. Campbell, Al. Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  3. Kelsey, C., James Carter: Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge - review, JazzTimes, June 2004 - accessed October 15, 2016
  4. Musto, R., All About Jazz Review, accessed October 15, 2016
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