"Bill Carter is a great piano player. I think his music is wonderful, and I highly recommend his recordings."
Bill Carter and The Presbybop Quartet: Press
Can any of you jazz fans out there imagine what it would be like if Dave Brubeck was living a double life, one as a Presbyterian minister and the other as a piano-playing leader of a jazz quartet? The Rev. Bill Carter and his jazz band, named after both of his vocations, answer that musical question. Not only does the Presbybop Quartet sound like Brubeck's classic 1950s group, the famous jazz pianist is a fan of this current aggregation.
This lively contemporary jazz collection of holiday music is just right for the Christmas season and is alive with some fine jazz musings! With Bill Carter on keyboards, this collection of 12 songs will delight jazz listeners. Among the 12 songs are found the endearing "Sussex Carol," "What Child is This," "Coventry Carol," "Creator of the Stars of Night," an intricate "God Rest Ye, Merry Jazzmen" which will have wide appeal, and "Welcome Home." Every musician on FRAGILE INCARNATION is topnotch. This is a fine collection of musical jazz cheer, for all seasons!
"Now we applaud the efforts of Presbyterian pastor and jazz pianist Bill Carter. All the gifts of jazz are here: imagination, improvisation, freedom, rhythm, and collaboration. Spiritual gifts indeed!"
Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet honor the Christmas Season with a thoughtful collection of standard and not-so-standard melodies of the Christmas Season. Fragile Incarnation is a collection of non-secular carols presented with a swinging and reverent style. All of the songs had their origin in the Christian Tradition and all translate very well to the jazz vernacular in the hands of the capable Mr. Carter... (click link to read more)
"What Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet have done with some classically religious pieces is just wonderful. It opens new ways of hearing old -- and favorite -- and powerful pieces. And adds some new things, too! For me, it continually expands my mind and soul."