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Tracy Carter – Dimensions of a Musician

Sept. 23, 2015

Multi-instrumentalist Tracy Carter is no stranger to those in music circles who have had great hits penned by the artist. There’s Raphael Saadig (of Toni! Tony! Toné!) and the late great Wayman Tisdale. In addition, he produced and engineered DW3’s project and has played with many of the who’s who such as Euge Groove and Dolly Parton. He’s toured with luminaries like Gerald Albright, Dave Koi, and Chaka Khan. He’s even received a Grammy nomination for his work with Dave and Summer Horns project. So, it’s perfectly safe to say that this artist knows his way around regarding great music and great artists.

This both sultry and soulful release Dimensions of a Musician has it all — charm, R&B-laced grooves, jazzy inclinations, and very nice vocals.

Tracks of note include the mid-tempo sax crooning lead track “Earth, Me and Moon” and hits all the right nerves in the smooth jazz-loving listener through the finale of this generous 15-track album –a tune called “Dimensions.”

The album almost exclusively strokes and favors that smooth mid-tempo groove vibe on every track with the exception of the rousing up-tempo but short “Nyla’s Bouncing Ball.”

There are a great number of tracks here that are catchy, becoming, and full of soul with more than dash of that funky edge. Like “By the Beach,” “Just a Breeze” featuring sax icon Gerald Albright, the slick, suave “Circles” featuring posthumously the great Wayman Tisdale laying it down in the manner we so remember.

The album overall is a very pleasant listen with lots of appeal. Easily one to proudly add to your c-jazz collection. – Ronald Jackson