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 saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. With Johnny Hodges, he was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the 1920s he was a popular arranger, having written charts for Fletcher Henderson's big band that shaped the swing style. He had an unusually long career that lasted into the 1990s. During the 1980s and '90s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, which included receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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You Took Advantage Of Me#
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You Took Advantage Of Me#
Benny Carter
Blues In My Heart (08-17-37)
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Blues In My Heart (08-17-37)
Benny Carter
My One and Only Love
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My One and Only Love
Benny Carter
There's A Small Hotel
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There's A Small Hotel
Benny Carter
My One And Only Love
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My One And Only Love
Benny Carter
I Still Love Him So
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I Still Love Him So
Benny Carter
Long Ago and Far Away
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Long Ago and Far Away
Savannah Churchill
Hurry Hurry
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Hurry Hurry
Benny Carter
Only Trust Your Heart
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Only Trust Your Heart
Benny Carter
Kansas City Suite (Sunset Glow)
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Kansas City Suite (Sunset Glow)
Benny Carter
When Day is Done
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When Day is Done
Coleman Hawkins
Lover Come Back To Me (Jazz At The Philharmonic 1967)
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Lover Come Back To Me (Jazz At The Philharmonic 1967)
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A Foggy Day
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A Foggy Day
Benny Carter
It’s All Right With Me
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It’s All Right With Me
Benny Carter
February Fiesta
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February Fiesta
Benny Carter
Devil's Holiday
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Devil's Holiday
Benny Carter
Roses In December
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Roses In December
Benny Carter
Swingin' In November
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Swingin' In November
Benny Carter
Nightfall
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Nightfall
Benny Carter
Symphony in Riffs
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Symphony in Riffs
Benny Carter
That Old Black Magic
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That Old Black Magic
Lionel Hampton
Hot Mallets
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Hot Mallets
Benny Carter
Something For October
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Something For October
Benny Carter
Oofdah
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Oofdah
Benny Carter
September Song
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September Song
Benny Carter
I'm In The Mood For Swing
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I'm In The Mood For Swing
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Just You, Just Me
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Just You, Just Me
Benny Carter
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 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
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
A Walkin' Thing
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A Walkin' Thing
Benny Carter
Bugle Call Rag
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Bugle Call Rag
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
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