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Benny Carter

Benny Carter
Born: Aug 8, 1907 in New York, NY
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Died: Jul 12, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Jazz, Blues
Biography: To say that Benny Carter had a remarkable and productive career would be an extreme understatement. As an altoist, arranger, composer, bandleader, and occasional trumpeter, Carter was at the top of his field since at least 1928, and in the late '90s, Carter was as strong an altoist at the age of 90 as ...Read full biography
Further Definitions
Released: 1961
Label: Impulse! Records
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Altoist/arranger Benny Carter's classic Further Definitions is a revisiting, instrumentation-wise, to the famous 1937 session that Carter and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins made in France with two top ...Read full review
Jazz Giant
Released: 1958
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Benny Carter had already been a major jazz musician for nearly 30 years when he recorded this particularly strong septet session for Contemporary. With notable contributions from tenor saxophonist Ben ...Read full review
More Benny Carter & His Orchestra albums: Main Albums (47), Compilations (120), DVD/Video (3)