"You have to be totally comfortable wherever," Carter says. "I feel that music equals life, that's the way my teacher always taught me. You just can't go through life and experience it fully with a set of blinders on. I think there's tremendous beauty in a cross-pollination of music and influences." In many ways, weaving together divergent impulses is at the heart of Carter's music. Like the late tenor sax titan Ben Webster, he's given to furious, high-velocity solos, but is just as likely to wax sentimental, using his big, bruising tone to tenderly caress a comely melody. In 2000, he released two albums simultaneously that amounted to an anti-manifesto, a proclamation that everything is fair game.
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