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Bennet Lester “Benny” Carter (New York, 8 agosto 1907 – Los Angeles, 12 luglio 2003) è stato un sassofonista, trombettista, arrangiatore statunitense.

Maestro riconosciuto del sassofono contralto, stilisticamente ha rappresentato un ponte tra lo e il . Il suo ruolo di contraltista è rimasto predominante sin dagli esordi ― nel 1928 ― fino agli ultimi giorni di attività, negli anni 1990.

Strumentista instancabile, ma anche compositore, arrangiatore, leader e anche trombettista e clarinettista di qualità, era chiamato “king” (“re”) dagli altri… ulteriori informazioni

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  • Oh so lovely. <3
  • "I'm coming viriginia" recorded in Paris 7th March 1938 : Django Reinhardt (g).
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  • Jazz Lovers: www.last.fm/music/Larry+Slezak
  • A correction: try McKinney's Cotton Pickers - there's a certain amount of music under than spelling.
  • Benny was one of the great Big Band composers. Check out the work he did for Spike Hughes, the British arranger in the early 1930s. Last.fm does not have any tracks from the McKinney Cotton-Pickers, with which Benny had a brief spell. You also need to check out the work he did for Fletcher Henderson. From memory, I believe he cut his arranging teeth in that band.
  • Barney Kessel, I believe.
  • Anybody know who the guitarist is on "I'm Coming Virginia" or "A Walkin' Thing"?
  • Benny Carter—now connected to the brandnew group ➤ [group]Round Midnight[/group]
  • Improvisateur and arranger Benny Carter is the creator of elegant music that has enriched the discourse of major swing orchestras and powerfully influence the modernists of the postwar period. His humanism is reflected faithfully in his work, began in 1930 !

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