Earl Carter | Simplicity

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by Earl Carter

Another entertaining audio CD project featuring guitar led compositions from smooth jazz to R&B to gospel to reggae!!!
Genre: Jazz: Soul-Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Just a Touch of Love
Earl Carter
4:50 $0.99
2. Simplicity
Earl Carter
4:30 $0.99
3. From the Inside Out
Featuring Alex Williams
4:58 $0.99
4. Sitting in the Park
Featuring Patrick Cooper
4:41 $0.99
5. Tricky
Earl Carter
4:03 $0.99
6. Green Light
Earl Carter
4:47 $0.99
7. Be Encouraged
Featuring Alyce Walker & Duane Robinson
4:34 $0.99
8. Circles
Earl Carter
2:59 $0.99
9. Up in the Hills
Featuring Englishman
4:12 $0.99
10. Purple Rain
Earl Carter
6:05 $0.99
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Album Notes
Earl Carter — Simplicity (Review)

The smooth and fluid work of Washington, DC, guitarist Earl Carter caught my attention about a dozen years ago with his No Frettin’ release, and it’s certainly nice to hear that his energy, Earl Carterflow, and creativity haven’t waned at all. Granted, on this latest release Simplicity, the artist performs an abundance of covers (something with which I am not usually impressed), but he offers such solid interpretations of them that it was hard to turn a deaf ear on the overall quality of the project.

Leading off with Slave’s “Just a Touch of Love” and spanning the spectrum of sounds from gospel to rock, Carter also does justice to such tunes as Hilsong’s “From the Inside Out,” the late R&B legend Billy Stewart’s “Sitting In the Park,” John Legend’s “Green Light,” William Becton’s inspirational “Be Encouraged,” and offers a scorching version of Prince’s classic “Purple Rain.”

There are also notable original compositions here including two faves of mine: the mid-tempo, snappy, groove-rich “Tricky” and the reggae-laced “Up In the Hills.”

Having worked with such artists as Regina Belle, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Bob Baldwin, Marcus Johnson, and Angela Bofill, Carter has done a great job of pulling together all of those experiences as ingredients in a musical mixing bowl, creating a sound and style that’s delivered a proven comfort zone for him and his fans project after project. Here on Simplicity, he plants himself firmly in that zone and, once again, delivers.

– Ronald Jackson

Earl Carter is a Washington, DC based Guitarist, Bassist and Producer whose multi-faceted talent, professionalism, and star-quality has officially put him in the class of “Billboard Recording Artist”.

In his earlier years, Earl secured a spot as a member of the platinum selling group, Experience Unlimited (commonly known as EU), where he recorded music for the soundtrack to “Do The Right Thing”, a Spike Lee production and the live music video titled "GoGo Live at the Capital Center". As a result of those experiences, Earl began getting more involved with studio production. He began to produce musical projects for local and national artists, as well as, co-produce dialogue recordings for such names as Les Brown, Willie Jolley, George Fraser, and famous athletes Jawan Howard, and Nikki McCray. During the late nineties, he recorded guitar and bass tracks for multiple producers at Daddy's House in NYC for Shawn "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment record label.

Over the years, Earl has performed with many artists, local, national, and international. As a freelance musician, he has worked with Marcus Johnson, Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyle, Freddie Jackson, Angela Bofill, Regina Belle, Sy Smith, Bob Baldwin, Mya, Tony Terry, and more and has been a solo opening act for Parliament Funkadelic, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Bona Fide, and many others.

Earl has performed Blues Alley, Rams Head Onstage, and many other historic venues in DC and Maryland. He also performed for The National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego, The Bermuda Jazz Festivals (’02 & ’03), The Ghana Jazz Festival, and many other televised concerts and festivals. Earl has also been the featured performer for radio stations including: Majic 102.3, WJZW 105.9, WSMJ 104.3, and 95.9 FM. As a front man, Earl’s band, “The Carter Project” features other world-class musicians and consistently gives the audience a spectacular show. Recently he has spearheaded his seventh personal CD project “Simplicity” and will be releasing solo project number eight this year.

Earl was the lead guitarist and bassist for two variety groups, contracted for one of the wealthiest men in the world "Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi" to be the featured bands at the five-star hotel "The Sheraton Addis" in Ethiopia. During that time he made five trips to Ethiopia averaging three months per visit and returned in 2013 & 2014 for promotional tours. Earl performs and travels often and is always looking for his next musical challenge.

Allow yourself to be entertained by one of the greatest to ever do it!!!



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