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Press Quotes



"For those who have ever missed a Carl Bartlett Jr performance in the recent past now is the time to catch up for we are all in luck." -Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama



"Carl Bartlett Jr is a revelation throughout. Music seems to come fluently to the saxophonist and ideas seem to flow right out of the bell of his horn." -Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama

All About Jazz


"Blessed with a warm, engaging tone and a writer of melodious, inviting tunes, Mr. Bartlett is an artist to watch in the burgeoning jazz community." -Keith Henry Brown, All About Jazz

Michael's Jazz Blog


"Multiple tonal centers is one of the most characteristic elements of contemporary jazz music and we see with Carl a master in composing, arranging and playing this kind of music." -Michael Ferber, Michael's Jazz Blog

Just Jazz E-Newsletter


"...through eight original compositions...his bright tone and resourceful imagination combine to spin some engaging musical tales." -Bob Bernotas, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster

Lucid Culture


"Some of this reminds of Kenny Garrett’s 90s work with Kenny Kirkland, an auspicious start. It’’s reason to look forward to more where this comes from." -Lucid Culture



" is drawn almost instantly to “High Pizzazz” with its firm grasp of Brasilian metre and its overall sassy attitude. Mr. Bartlett shows magnificent grasp of time as he makes quick and adventurous rhythms changes several times through the piece. The other beckoning piece is “Ethereal Heartbeats” which serves notice of the composer’s rather mystical bent of mind." -Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama



"...a truly talented alto saxophonist who is a welcome gift to Jazz." -Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama

Liner Notes for "PROMISE!"


""Promise" as was "Hopeful" before it, is a must have for serious and casual Jazz listeners alike. It should be a no-brainer addition to the playlists of On Air and Internet Jazz Radio Stations around the world." -Rich Keith, Jazz Broadcaster, Founder, G.M. and Host of New York Tonight, Pure Jazz Radio

Keeping You In The Loop


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Upcoming Shows

  • February 2, 2020
    Bourbon Street - Jazz Brunch First Sundays!, Bayside, NY
  • February 23, 2020
    Bayside Historical Society - Bayside Castle, Fort Totten, Bayside, NY
  • March 1, 2020
    Bourbon Street - Jazz Brunch First Sundays!, Bayside, NY