Coming Up: James Carter Quartet Launch ‘After All’

Newmarket Music is proud to announce the forthcoming debut release After All from emerging Melbourne jazz musician James Carter.

The launch for After All will be held at Bennetts Lane on Sunday 9th September at 9pm and is being presented by The Melbourne Improvisers Collective (  

With Christian Meyer (Adam Katz, Phoebe Lindner Group) on guitar, Daniel Sheehan (Infinite Ape, Paul Williamson) on piano, Ben Christensen (Chelsea Wilson, Frankie Wants Out, Phoebe Lindner Group) on double bass and James Carter on alto saxophone, the James ‘Larry’ Carter Quartet is a talented bunch in their own right. The quartet was formed after an eighteen month-long residency that saw them develop a distinct and individual musical identity. Trained in the tradition of jazz and improvised music, these four musicians share a desire to create a simpler sound.

James Carter Quartet - After All

James Carter Quartet – After All

 After All combines the energy and tradition of American jazz with the sensitivity and melodic intricacy of European improvised music and the chamber-like qualities of Western Classical music. The majority of the material was composed by James Carter as a suite after a period of study in New York City and can be likened to a song cycle in classical music or a concept album in popular music.

James graduated from Monash University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music with Honours. His studies saw him fortunate enough to study under prominent Australian jazz figures Julien Wilson, Jamie Oehlers, Rob Burke, Ian Whitehurst and Tim Wilson, as well as Mirko Guerrini (Italy), Jean-Michel Pilc (France/USA) and George Garzone (USA).

James is no stranger to a live setting, having performed at major festivals across the country including the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and in many of Melbourne’s celebrated jazz venues, including Bennetts Lane, Uptown Jazz Café, Paris Cat, Café 303 and Dizzy’s, as well as performing live for PBS and 3MBS radio.

Upcoming Gigs

Sunday 09/09 @ Bennetts Lane, 9pm Album Launch (Presented by The Melbourne Improvisors Collective)

Monday 24/09  Lebowski’s @ 303, 9pm (As part of Darebin Music Festival)

Wednesday 31/10 @ Bennetts Lane, 9pm       

Wednesday 07/11 @ Bennetts Lane, 9pm

The Melbourne Improvisers Collective is an organisation run by musicians that strives to provide both emerging and professional jazz and improvised artists with performance opportunities around Melbourne.

The official release date of After All is 7th September, 2012. It will be available to purchase at and JB Hi-Fi Online, at all good independent retailers and for download at iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and more.


About Newmarket Music

Newmarket Music was established in Melbourne in 1993 initally as a distributor of the finest in Australian and International Jazz recordings. In over 18 years in the industry we have expanded to an award winning and internationally recognized record label which includes some of Australia's best jazz, Indie, folk, blues, country, pop, world and roots music. Newmarket Music prides itself on being a 'one stop shop' for our artists including services such as design, marketing, promotions, licensing, sales, online and physical distribution and merchandising with facilities at our fingertips to encorporate recording, mastering and CD/ DVD manufacturing.

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