music, words and heart
Since the 1970's,
Daniel Carter has been infiltrating and subverting every form of music operating on the
grassroots level in New York City. It is entirely possible that within another
twenty years Daniel will know every musician in the tri-state area and have their phone
number. Not only is Daniel one of the most admired of musician's musicians, he
is also a writer of Joycean prose and poetry which one can sample by logging into his web
page (linked by clicking on his name, above) and asking to be included on his e-mail list.
Daniel has played a major part in transforming the isolated, competitive musicians
of New York into the beginnings of a community. With his many performing ensembles
and his Writer's Militia, a citizen's think tank for social change, he is transcending his
role as a "jazz musician" to become a social prophet. Watch for his
recordings with Other Dimensions in Music (featuring Rashid Bakr, William Parker, and Roy
Campbell in addition to Daniel), Resonance (which also features Sabir Mateen), and Test
which are either in stores or coming soon.
Daniel Carter at the Mammals tape release gig.
Sidewalk Cafe, NYC. 1/3/99
(Yes I know it is not much of a picture but it is the best I have
been able to capture from the video so far)