We remember Benny Carter. ‘Mellow Toner’

This day (July 12, 2003), in / Los Angeles, California, died Benny Carter, an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

w/ Count Basie Orchestra – Vine Street Rumble (1997) . Honeysuckle Rose (1997) . w/ Tommy Flanagan – Mood Indigo (1995) . w/ The Wdr Big Band – Remember (1989) . When Lights Are Low (1985) . Wave (1977) . w/ Count Basie Jam – These Foolish Things (1977) . w/ Nat King Cole – Arlequin Bounce / Congero (1950) .

TOP 10

Benny Carter Top 10 :

A Walkin’ Thing . I Get A Kick Out Of You . Isn’t It Romantic . Jingle Bells . Angel Eyes . Who’s Sorry Now . Old Fashioned Love . When Lights Are Low . My Blue Heaven . Lula .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Recorded on November 27-29, 1967, Portrait of Carmen is a studio album by Carmen McRae with arrangements by Oliver Nelson, Shorty Rogers, Benny Carter and Gene Di Novi. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1977] Benny Carter performs at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland >> 11 MINUTES >>

[1967] producer Norman Granz touring all-star show Jazz at the Philharmonic stops at the Poplar Town Hall in London (UK). This year, the show presents T-Bone Walker, Dizzy Gillespie, Teddy Wilson, Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Coleman Hawkins, àZoot Sims, àJimmy Moody, àBenny Carter and àBob Cranshaw. Some fine musicians yo don’t want to miss! >> 94 MINUTES on RVM >>

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Wikipedia : This day (July 12, 2003), in / Los Angeles, California, died Benny Carter, an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader.

Benny Carter : As Duke Ellington once wrote: The problem of expressing the contributions that Carter has made to popular music is so tremendous it completely fazes me, so extraordinary a musician is he.

@Swingmusic : Elegant, sophisticated, and well spoken; The King commanded respect personally and through his amazing playing and arranging

@last.fm : Carter began playing professionally at 15. He first recorded in 1928 and formed his first big band the following year. He played with Fletcher Henderson in 1930 and 1931, then briefly led McKinney’s Cotton Pickers before returning to lead his own band in 1932.

@Discogs :

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