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Benny Carter

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 09 September 2012

Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.
Geoffrey takes a look at the august career of altoist-composer Benny "King" Carter.
email: gsj@bbc.co.uk.

Music Played

14 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Benny Carter I'd Love It

    Composer: Redman / Hudson Performers: Benny Carter, cl/as; Joe Smith, Sidney de Paris, Leonard Davis, t; Claude Jones, tb; Don Redman, cl /as; Coleman Hawkins, Theodore McCord, cl, ts; Todd Rhodes, p, cel; Dave Wilborn, bj; Billy Taylor, b; Kaiser Marshall, d. 6th November 1929

    Chant of the Weed, Topaz Jazz, TPZ1043, T.7

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    The Chocolate Dandies Once Upon a Time

    Composer: Benny Carter Performers: Max Kaminsky, tp; Benny Carter, tp, as; Floyd O’Brien, tb; Chu Berry, ts; Teddy Wilson, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Ernest Hill, b; Sid Catlett, d. 10th December 1933

    Benny Carter: The Music Master, Properbox, Properbox 68, CD1, T13

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    Benny Carter Symphony in Riffs

    Composer: Carter Performers: Benny Carter, cl, as, arr; Eddie Mallory, Bill Dillard, Dick Clark, t; J.C. Higginbotham, Keg Johnson, Fred Robinson, tb; Wayman Carner, fl, as; Glyn Paque, as; Johnny Russell, ts; Teddy Wilson, p; Lawrence Lucie, g; Ernest Hill, b, Sid Catlett, d. 16th October 1933

    Benny Carter: The Music Master, Properbox, Properbox 68, CD1, T17

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    Benny Carter Swingin' at Maida Vale

    Composer: Carter Performers: Benny Carter, cl, as, dir; Max Goldberg, Tommy McQuater, Duncan Whyte, t; Ted Heath, tb; Bill Mulraney, tb; Andy McDevitt, cl, as; E. O. Pogson, as; Buddy Featherstonehaugh, ts; Pat Dodd, p; George Elliott, g; Al Burke, b; Ronnie Gubertini, d. 15th April 1936

    Benny Carter: The Complete Recordings 1930-1940 vol.1, Affinity, CD AFS 10223 (3); D2, Tr.5

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    Django Reinhardt Crazy Rhythm

    Composer: Caesar / Meyer / Wolfe Khan Performers: Coleman Hawkins, ts; Benny Carter, as, t; Andre Ekyan, as; Alix Combelle, ts, cl; Django Reinhardt, g. Stephane Grapelli, p; Eugene d’Hellemmes, bs; Tommy Benford d. 28th April 1937

    Django Reinhardt: Swing in Paris, 1936 - 1940, Charly Records, CD AFS 1003-5 CD2, Tr. 12

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    Django Reinhardt I'm Coming Virginia

    Composer: Heywood / Cook / Mares / Rappolo / Schoebel Performers: Benny Carter, t, as, arr; Fletcher Allen, as; Bertie King, cl, ts; Alix Combelle, s; Yorke de Souza, p; Django Reinhardt, g Len Harrison, b; Robert Montmartre, d. 7th March 1938

    Django Reinhardt: Swing in Paris, 1936 - 1940, Charly Records, CD AFS 1003-5. D4, Tr. 12

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    Chu Berry Lonesome Nights

    Composer: Mills / Chaney / Carter Performers: Cab Calloway, dir; Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie, Lammar Wright, t; Tyree Glenn, Quentin Jackson, Keg Johnson, tb; Jerry Blake, cl, as; Hilton Jefferson, as; Andrew Brown, as, bsx; Chu Berry, Walter Thomas, ts; Bennie Paine, p; Danny Baker, g; Milt Hinton, b; Cozy Cole, d. 28th August 1940

    Blowing Up A Breeze, Topaz, TPZ1024, T.16

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    Lionel Hampton When Lights Are Low

    Composer: Carter / Williams Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, t; Benny Carter as, arr; Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Ben Webster, ts; Lionel Hamptonm, vib, v; Clyde Hart, p; Charlie Christian, g; Milt Hinton, b; Cozy Cole, d. 11th September 1939

    The Lionel Hampton Story, Proper, P1145, CD1, T.17

  • Image for Fats Waller

    Fats Waller Moppin' and Boppin'

    Composer: Waller / Carter / Kirkeby Performers: Benny Carter t; Alton Moore, tb; Gene Porter, reeds; Fats Waller, p, v; Irving Ashby, g; Slam Stewart, b; Zutty Singleton, d.1943

    Fats Waller and his Rhythm: The Last Years (1940 – 1943), Bluebird, ND9041, CD3, T.19

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    Benny Carter Cadillac Slim

    Composer: Webster Performers: Benny Carter, cl, as; Ben Webster, ts; Buck Clayton, t; Al Grey, tb; Sonny White, p; John Simmons, b; Big Sid Catlett d. 23 August 1946.

    Benny Carter: The Music Master, Properbox, Properbox 68, CD4, T8

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    Art Tatum Blues in Bb

    Composer: Tatum Performers: Art Tatum, p; Benny Carter, as; Louis Bellson d. 1954.

    Art Tatum: The Complete Pablo Group Masterpieces, Pablo, 6PACD 4401-2, CD1, T.4

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    Benny Carter Honeysuckle Rose

    Composer: Razaf / Waller Performers: Benny Carter, Phil Woods, as; Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Rouse ts; John Collins, g; Dick Katz, p; Jimmy Garrison, b; Jo Jones, d. 13 November 1961

    Benny Carter: The Complete Further Definitions Sessions, Impulse!, IMP122292, T.1

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    Benny Carter Blue Star

    Composer: Carter Performers: Benny Carter, Phil Woods, as; Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Rouse ts; John Collins, g; Dick Katz, p; Jimmy Garrison, b; Jo Jones, d. 15 November 1961

    Benny Carter: The Complete Further Definitions Sessions, Impulse!, IMP122292, T.4

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    Benny Carter Sleep

    Composer: Burtnett / Geibel Performers: Benny Carter, as, t; John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Marvin Stamm, t; Eddie Bert, Jack Jeffers, Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman, tb; Bill Easley, John Purcell, as, f; Loren Schoenberg, ts; Lew Tabackin, ts, f; Danny Bank, bsx, bcl; John Lewis, p; Remo Palmier, g; Ron Carter, b; Mel Lewis, d 1987

    Central City Sketches, Limelight, 8208192, T.4

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