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James Carter

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After Wynton Marsalis, no-one caused even more of an uproar than Adam Carter did when he appeared on the brand new York jazz scene from his native Detroit. Carter’s debut documenting, JC in the Established, released in Japan when he was just 23, and in the us a year afterwards in 1993, was universally acclaimed because the finest debut by way of a saxophonist in years. Critics lauded his capability to play in any jazz design without showing up to ape anyone. Carter, who started playing at 11 and analyzed with trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, was a prodigy. He performed and toured with Marsalis in 1986 at age 17 and joined up with Lester Bowie’s music group upon relocating to NY in 1988. Carter released a minimum of six recordings under his personal name between 1993 and 2000, these with different concentrates, from a couple of requirements, Conversin’ using the Elders in 1995, to a power funk record, Layin’ within the Cut, to some simultaneously released occur tribute to Django Reinhardt, Chasin the Gypsy. 3 years later on, he honored the famous Billie Vacation with Gardenias for Woman Day. Jumping dispatch from Columbia to Warner Bros., Carter’s Live at Baker’s Key pad Lounge adopted in springtime 2004. Another live program, From Nowhere, premiered in 2005 around the impartial label Half Notice. Carter has continuing his whirlwind of activity, playing in classes and on live configurations using the Lincoln Middle Jazz Orchestra, Cyrus Chestnut, Rodney Whitaker, Frank Lowe, the past due Julius Hemphill, pop-jazz vocalist Madeleine Peyroux, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Rough Young Tenors, as well as the Charles Mingus Big Music group. In 2008, he released Present Tense on Common Jazz. Carter adopted that up a 12 months later on using the live recording Heaven on the planet, having a jazz supergroup including, amongst others, organist John Medeski and bassist Christian McBride. In 2011, Carter shipped Caribbean Rhapsody, his cooperation with traditional composer Roberto Sierra offering the piece “Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.” He also reunited along with his Organ Trio (with fellow Detroiters organist Gerard Gibbs and drummer Leonard King, Jr.) for any third recording entitled In the Crossroads, that was released by Emarcy and made by Michael Cuscuna.

Quick Facts


Full Name James Carter
Weight 90 kg
Profession Farmer, Author, Military Officer, Novelist, Statesman
Education United States Naval Academy, Union College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Georgia Institute of Technology
Nationality American
Spouse Rosalynn Carter
Children Amie Carter, Donnel Carter, Jack Carter, James Carter
Parents Lillian Gordy Carter, James Earl Carter Sr.
Siblings Billy Carter, Ruth Carter Stapleton, Gloria Carter Spann
Music Songs Po' Lazarus, JC on the Set, Caribbean Rhapsody, The Intimacy of My Woman's Beautiful Eyes, FreeReggaeHiBop, Soul Street, Chasin' the Gypsy, Blues in the Dark, Pour Que Ma Vie Demeure, In Carterian Fashion, Manoir de mes rêves, Oriental Shuffle, Deep Throat Blues, 1944 Stomp, Rapid Shave, Sussa Nita, You Never Told Me That You Care, The Stevedore's Serenade, Shadowy Sands, Drafadelle in D Flat, Artillerie lourde, Imari's Lullaby, La Dernière Bergère, A Ballad for a Doll, 'Round Midnight, Bro. Dolphy, There's a Paddle, Layin' in the Cut, Parker's Mood, I'll Never Be the Same, Bossa J.C., Low Flame
Albums Live at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, The Real Quiet Storm, Conversin' with the Elders, Jurassic Classics, Gardenias for Lady Day, Chasin' the Gypsy, Gold Sounds, Heaven on Earth, JC on the Set, In Carterian Fashion, Present Tense, Caribbean Rhapsody, Layin' in the Cut, Darkest Light, Out Of Nowhere: Live At The Blue Note, Out of Nowhere, After All
Nominations Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
TV Shows Downton Abbey, Red Riding, Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story, Arabian Nights, Cracker, The Singing Detective, Cranford, Dinotopia, Knightfall, Christabel, A Very British Coup


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1 Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2003.


Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MacGyver 2016 TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Graceland 2015 TV Series 13 episodes
Away and Back 2015 TV Movie director of photography
One Christmas Eve 2014 TV Movie
Castle 2013-2014 TV Series director of photography - 10 episodes
When Calls the Heart 2013 TV Movie
Hawaii Five-0 TV Series 24 episodes, 2011 - 2013 director of photography - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2012
The Greening of Whitney Brown 2011
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007-2008 TV Series director of photography - 15 episodes
Masters of Science Fiction 2007 TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
Huff 2006 TV Series 4 episodes
Commander in Chief 2006 TV Series 1 episode
Walker Payne 2006
Believe in Me 2006
Ladder 49 2004 director of photography
Sleepover 2004 director of photography
Independent Lens 2003 TV Series documentary 1 episode
Lucky 2003 TV Series as James Carter
The Shape of Things 2003 director of photography
Tuck Everlasting 2002
Red Skies 2002 TV Movie
Zig Zag 2002
Undeclared TV Series 1 episode, 2002 director of photography - 3 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Family Law TV Series 22 episodes, 1999 - 2000 director of photography - 1 episode, 2000
My Dog Skip 2000
Michael Hayes 1997-1998 TV Series 21 episodes
Phoenix 1998 director of photography
Love's Deadly Triangle: The Texas Cadet Murder 1997 TV Movie
Payback 1997 TV Movie
Dying to Be Perfect: The Ellen Hart Pena Story 1996 TV Movie
Ruby Jean and Joe 1996 TV Movie
Grand Avenue 1996 TV Movie
Convict Cowboy 1995 TV Movie
Gunfighter's Moon 1995 director of photography
Destiny Turns on the Radio 1995
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful 1994 as J.R. Kane
Justice in a Small Town 1994 TV Movie
The Road Killers 1994
Web of Deception 1994 TV Movie
F.T.W. 1994
Lifestories: Families in Crisis 1994 TV Series director of photography - 1 episode
A Message from Holly 1992 TV Movie
One False Move 1992 director of photography
Spaced Invaders 1990 director of photography
ABC Afterschool Specials 1989-1990 TV Series 2 episodes
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III 1990
Back to Back 1989
Playroom 1989
Deadly Weapon 1989
In Dangerous Company 1988 director of photography - as James Carter
Terminal Entry 1987
Paradise Motel 1985
Sweet 16 1983
Satan's Mistress 1982
Don't Answer the Phone! 1980 as James Carter
Home Movies 1979

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sweet November 2001 director of photography: splinter unit - as James Carter
Selena 1997 director of photography: second unit - as James Carter
My Family 1995 additional camera operator
Live Wire 1992 director of photography: second unit
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag 1992 camera operator: second unit
Prey of the Chameleon 1992 director of photography: second unit: title sequence - as James Carter
The Taking of Beverly Hills 1991 additional director of photography
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare 1991 additional photographer
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III 1990 camera operator
Hider in the House 1989 camera operator
Lucky Stiff 1988 additional photographer: second unit - as Jim Carter
Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 camera operator: second unit, USA
Nobody's Fool 1986 director of photography: second unit
Texas Godfather 1986 camera operator - as Jim Carter
The Hitcher 1986 camera operator: second unit - as Jim Carter
Moving Violations 1985 camera operator: second unit
Children of the Corn 1984 camera operator: second camera
Mausoleum 1983 first camera operator - as Jim Carter
Forbidden World 1982 director of photography: second unit - as James Carter
The Sword and the Sorcerer 1982 photographer: second unit - as Jim Carter
The Unseen 1980 additional photographer - as James Carter
Teen Lust 1979 gaffer - as Jim Carter

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Carrie 1976 production assistant

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos 2008 Documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
2008 ASC Award American Society of Cinematographers, USA Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
1999 ASC Award American Society of Cinematographers, USA Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series Michael Hayes (1997)


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