“This is music from the heart of the Jazz Age that still has a raucous immediacy. In fact, just about every track on the band’s Hothouse Stomp (Accurate) has the hookiness of a pop hit.” — Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix
“The arrangements are inventive, and the solos come fast and furious. Ghost Train Orchestra is all about fun.” — Steve Greenlee, JazzTimes Editor’s Pick
The Ghost Train Orchestra’s debut album Hothouse Stomp and their second album Book of Rhapsodies listed on several top ten lists: NPR, New York Jazz Record, Boston Globe, JazzTimes, The Sound Room, and Stereophile Magazine. Brian Carpenter was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross and the debut album reached the top 10 of the Billboard Jazz charts in the weeks following. Now after these two wildly successful albums, Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra presents Hot Town with guest bass saxophone titan Colin Stetson.