In addition to his many releases and performances, he can also be heard on recordings by Herbie Hancock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cyrus Chestnut, Christian McBride, Madeleine Peyroux, and his cousin, Regina Carter.
His current tour brings him to Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington the night before his visit to WCBE. That's a Kate Schulte benefit show.
He's also scheduled to play at this year's Hot Times Community Arts & Music Festival, taking place this weekend.
Listen in to find out who he plays with in studio A.
That's James Carter, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org and on Apple Music.