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International saxophone sensation James Carter fills enormous festivals and concert halls around the world, so it is a rare treat to hear him in a more intimate setting. Extraordinarily virtuosic, Carter soloed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Neeme Järvi in 2002 and 2003, performing a saxophone concerto written for him and commissioned by the DSO, which he since has performed with major orchestras worldwide. Joining him is composer/guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, who describes Carter as 'the John Coltrane of our era.' Carter, Hayden, and Barefield can be heard on the Blue Note Records release 'Detroit Jazz City' with other legendary Detroit artists. In the 1980s-'90s, Barefield and Carter toured the world with jazz great Lester Bowie and others. Bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Djallo Djakate Keita will keep the sound solid and swinging.