Saturday, May 1, 2021

Introducing Kendall Carter (2021)

Organist Kendall Carter is an emerging organist, hailing from Louisville, KY. He began playing the piano at age 4 and was drawn to the organ by age 13. Matriculating at the University of Louisville, he graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Piano Performance and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging.

Kendall is a Hammond Artist and he can be found actively performing throughout the midwest. Kendall has been provided the opportunity to work with many established musicians including NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, Dave Stryker, Carmen Bradford, Tim Warfield, and many others.

His playing is rooted in the gospel music tradition, but also draws influence from notable organists Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, and Shirley Scott. Combining these influences has allowed Kendall to develop his own philosophy on playing the blues and keeping the groove.

“Introducing Kendall Carter” is his first release as a leader and features veteran guitarist Dave Stryker and Indianapolis drummer Kenny Phelps. This record draws on the organ trio tradition with its blues-tinged renditions of jazz standards and R&B classics.
1. Blame It On The Boogie 04:44
2. Afro Blue 06:02
3. Lovely Day 05:20
4. Short Story 06:19
5. Lawns 05:53
6. Speedball 05:19
7. The Masquerade Is Over 06:03
8. Beatrice 06:19
9. Punjabi Affair 04:45
10. That's All 05:28
11. Blues for Kendall 04:34

Kendall Carter - organ
Dave Stryker - guitar
Kenny Phelps - drums

Produced by Dave Stryker
Arranged by Kendall Carter
Engineered, Mixed, & Mastered by Jozef Caldwell