Benny Carter

Born 8 August 1907. Died 12 July 2003
Benny Carter
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1907-08-08
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Benny Carter

Benny Carter Biography (BBC)

One of the most versatile and long-lived figures in jazz, Carter was one of the finest alto saxophonists of the swing era, but he was also a first-rate trumpeter, and made convincing discs on several other instruments including tenor sax, clarinet and piano.

As an arranger, his work spanned all styles from swing to jazz rock. He wrote pioneering big band charts for Charlie Johnson in 1928, arranged for Fletcher Henderson's great swing orchestra in the late 1920s and early 1930s, as well as McKinney's Cotton Pickers. Later he wrote for his own orchestras, as well as composing Count Basie's acclaimed Kansas City Suite, and scoring rock-influenced albums for Sarah Vaughan. He wrote several jazz standards including the famous When Lights Are Low.

Carter was born in New York, and after working with several bands including Henderson's and McKinney's, formed his own first band in 1932. In the mid-1930s, he was based in Europe, working for the BBC as an arranger, and making numerous freelance recordings. On returning to the USA, he re-formed his band, which he led on and off until 1946, when he began to focus on a Hollywood studio career as a composer.

He occasionally re-formed his big band, but in the 1970s, after writing for many star singers and bandleaders, he began to perform again regularly, both as a soloist and leader. His busy arranging career continued, but although he went on winning Grammies for his writing, he ceased performing in the late 1990s. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton in December 2000.

Benny Carter Biography (Wikipedia)

Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. Carter performed with major artists from several generations of jazz, and at major festivals, such as his 1958 appearance with Billie Holiday at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

The National Endowment for the Arts honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986. He was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, and both won a Grammy Award for his solo "Prelude to a Kiss" and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994. In 2000 he was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton.

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Sleighride in July
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Sleighride in July
Benny Carter
June is BUsting Out All Over
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June is BUsting Out All Over
Jesse Stone
Idaho
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Idaho
Benny Carter
Roses In December
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Roses In December
Benny Carter Earl Hines Quartet, Benny Carter & Earl Hines Quartet
Who's Sorry Now
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Who's Sorry Now

Who's Sorry Now

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Benny Carter Earl Hines Quartet
Earl Hines Quartet
Benny Carter
The Fable Of A Fool
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The Fable Of A Fool
Benny Carter
March Wind
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March Wind
Benny Carter
February Fiesta
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February Fiesta
Benny Carter
June In January
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June In January
Benny Carter
Old Fashioned Love
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Old Fashioned Love
Benny Carter
Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
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Pardon Me, Pretty Baby
Benny Carter
Poinciana
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Poinciana
Benny Carter
Swingin' In November
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Swingin' In November
Benny Carter
A Walkin' Thing
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A Walkin' Thing
Benny Carter
Bugle Call Rag
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Bugle Call Rag
Benny Carter
Something For October
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Something For October
Benny Carter
The Song Is You
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The Song Is You
Gene Krupa Trio
Stompin' at the Savoy (feat. Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson)
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Stompin' at the Savoy (feat. Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson)
Benny Carter
September Song (Knickerbocker Holiday)
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September Song (Knickerbocker Holiday)
Benny Carter
August Moon
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August Moon
Benny Carter
With A Song In My Heart
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With A Song In My Heart
Benny Carter
Mighty Like The Blues
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Mighty Like The Blues
Benny Carter
Tea For Two
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Tea For Two
Benny Carter
If I Loved You
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If I Loved You
Benny Carter & Phil Woods, Benny Carter & Phil Woods, Benny Carter & Phil Woods
My Man Phil
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My Man Phil

My Man Phil

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Benny Carter & Phil Woods
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Benny Carter & Phil Woods
Phil Woods
Benny Carter
Melancholy Lullabye
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Melancholy Lullabye
Benny Carter
A Monday Date
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A Monday Date
Benny carter
Moonglow
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Moonglow

Moonglow

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Benny carter
Billie Holiday
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
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Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Benny Carter
Forever Blues
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Forever Blues
Benny Carter
Gone With The Wind
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Gone With The Wind
Benny Carter
Vine Street Rumble
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Vine Street Rumble
Benny Carter
Lonesome Nights
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Lonesome Nights
Louie Bellson
My One and Only Love
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My One and Only Love
Benny Carter
Jump Call
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Jump Call
Benny Carter
Cadillac Slim
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Cadillac Slim
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