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Feb. 16, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Lance Carter Duo will bring a jazz extravaganza to Bucknell University's Gallery Series Tuesday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building.

The performance, which is open to the public without charge, features Lance Carter on drums and Arne Wendt on keyboards.

The pair has been playing together, both in-studio and live, for several years. They bring a rhythmic manner of riffing to their show, which also will include a discussion of playing techniques and a demonstration of improvisational playing across several musical genres.

Carter's drumming skills have been known in international circles for 25 years, having played with the likes of Sonny Sharrock, Cassandra Wilson and Bill Laswell. He cites an eclectic mix of influences, from Tony Williams to Zakir Hussain, and is called "the man to go to" regarding how different rhythms affect various styles of music.

Wendt has been playing keyboards for more than 15 years with such artists as Noel Redding and Bernie Worrell. His influences also cover an interesting range, from Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis to Outkast. Wendt also has lectured on the era and importance of Moog synthesizers with Herb Deutsch, an electronic music pioneer.

The Gallery Series at Bucknell is a continuing series of performance art and experimental music, funded in part by grants from Meet the Composer and the Bucknell department of music.


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