“(In PURE HEART) There is...more spark, wit and passion in the playing than strangers ought ever to be able to manage, and for that Carney deserves a critics poll category of his own: Best Blend of Players for a Studio Project.” - J.D. Considine, Downbeat
“PURE HEART is another outstanding chapter in a story that deserves more attention among listeners drawn to serious, engaging creative music. James Carney remains quietly essential.” - Will Layman, Popmatters
James Carney is an award-winning pianist and composer currently living and working in New York City. Carney has cultivated a reputation for developing an original, polystylistic approach to making music - a philosophy that respects and explores both tradition and the avant-garde. Lauded in the Los Angeles and New York Times, Carney has recorded 8 albums as a leader.
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“Mr. Carney is a sharp pianist and a broadly imaginative conceptualist and composer.” - New York Times
— Nate Chinen