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Steve Carter

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Born: January 27, 1946    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Steve Carter

I taught guitar at Berklee College of Music for 25 years. I am currently performing around New England. My specialty is solo jazz guitar, but I also perform with duos and trios. I'm active as a teacher and clinician.

Reviews of Steve's first solo CD, Act One:

A sublime solo guitar disc that highlights Carter's warm sound and thoughtful solo work on an extended collection of standards. Carter, who's been heard at local venues such as the Crescent City Bistro in Dover, is a fluid player with a keen sense of melodic development that doesn't succumb to virtuoso pyrotechnics. Tunes range from Billie Holiday's “God Bless the Child” to Herbie Hancock's “Dolphin Dance” to Jobim's “Once I Loved.” A fine set by an equally fine musician.

- Alan Chase, “Jazz Universe”, The Wire, New Hampshire

His guitar skills are impeccable, and he makes listening to solo guitar enjoyable...this guy's solo guitar is worth a listen. It also serves well for quiet moments of introspection and intimate thoughts.

- Sheldon T. Nunn, JazzReview.com

An intimate conversation between Steve and the listening audience as he presents to us one man's love of the guitar, the American Popular song, and how great both go together. Especially when played by a superb talent like Steve Carter.

- Lyle Robinson, JazzGuitarLife.com

As a Leader

Music to Cook By
Frogstory Records
2012
Tracks: Baba Ghanosh; Pepper Poppers; Beer Battered; Fra Diavolo; Sam Endive; Simmer Samba; Guac Out!; Madagascar Stew; Hold the Bacon; Tropical Shake; The Great Asparagus Caper.
Personnel: Steve Carter: Guitar.

Music to Dine By
Frogstory Records
2012
Tracks: A Lighter Shade of Parm; Beso Dia; Blueberry Blues; Better Than Fried Dough; Fruit Quartet; Warm Like Us; Lunch Is a Very Splendid Thing; Cool as a Garlic Cuke; Chakra Juice; Stellar Mac 'n' Cheese; Comfort Food.
Personnel: Steve Carter: Guitar.

Touching Light
Frogstory Records
2007
Tracks: Snow Shadows Afternoon; Watercourse Reflections; October Light; Charmed Sky; November Light; Crystal Reflections; December Light; Snow Shadows Evening; First Star.
Personnel: Steve Carter: Guitar.


Act One
Frogstory Records
1997
Tracks: Scotch 'n' Soda; Softly As In A Morning Sunrise; Once I Loved; God Bless The Child; A Kiss To Build A Dream On; Skating In Central Park; How High The Moon; Dindi; Embraceable You; Dolphin Dance; A Child Is Born; Gentle Rain; I Got It Bad; I Remember Clifford; Baba Ghanosh.
Personnel: Steve Carter: Guitar.


As A Side Musician
Live at the Library
Frogstory Records
2001
Tracks: I Could Write a Book; I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart; Nice Work If You Can Get It; That Old Black Magic; Dindi; I Thought About You; Like a Lover; God Bless the Child; I'm Beginning to See the Light; The Nearness of You; How Insensitive; Bewitched; It's Only a Paper Moon; Thou Swell.
Personnel: Skye Hurlburt: Vocals; Steve Carter: Guitar.

Travelin' Light
Frogstory Records
2000
Tracks: Blue Skies; Here's That Rainy Day; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To; What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life?; They Can't Take That Away From Me; Come Rain or Come Shine; Summertime; Ain't Misbehavin'; I'll Remember April; Triste; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; The More I See You; My Ship; Travelin' Light.
Personnel: Skye Hurlburt: Vocals; Steve Carter: Guitar.

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Primary Instrument:
Guitar

Location:
Dover, NH

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Background:
I taught guitar at Berklee College of Music for 25 years. I currently teach at my home in Dover, NH, and I teach online correspondence lessons over the internet.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
My clinic offers a variety of approaches to improvisation. I use my THoTH Music Learning Software in all my clinics. This software, in addition to providing a rich database with information about standard tunes, generates chord-scale analysis, which I use as a starting point for improvisation. From there, I go into examples of applications of arpeggios, approach notes, motivic development, and other approaches.

Aria Diamonds guitar; Traynor Darkhorse amp w/ Eminence Delta Pro 12A speaker, MojoTone cab. MXR preamp.

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