Lance Carter (musician)

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Lance Carter
Born(1955-05-11)May 11, 1955
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedNovember 1, 2006(2006-11-01) (aged 51)
GenresAvant-garde jazz, free jazz, jazz fusion

Lance Carter (May 11, 1955 – November 1, 2006) was an American jazz drummer and percussionist. A musician for more than 30 years, he is recognized for his work with Grammy Award-winning artist Cassandra Wilson and as a long-time collaborator of Sonny Sharrock, with whom he recorded the theme song to the Cartoon Network series Space Ghost Coast to Coast.


Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Carter graduated in 1973 from Highland Park High School and began attending the Berklee College of Music, where he studied percussion. In 1976, he returned to New Jersey to play with the dance band Network. He died in November 2006 from primary systemic amyloidosis, an incurable bone marrow disease.[1][2]

Partial discography[edit]

With Sonny Sharrock

With Cassandra Wilson


  1. ^ Milkowski, Bill (June 2, 2007). "Lance Carter Memorial for the Jazz Foundation of America". JazzTimes. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Downtown NYC Musicians Remember Drummer Lance Carter". May 2007. Retrieved October 19, 2014.

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