Benny Carter

Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 2 (1990-95) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}

Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 2 (1990-95) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}
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© 1990-95, 2011 MusicMasters / Wyastone Estate / Nimbus Records | NI 2741/44
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Post Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Saxophone

Benny Carter's MusicMasters catalogue turned up some fine sessions in which colleagues included Clark Terry, Hank Jones, and Doc Cheatham, among a raft of musicians - for the stellar singers, see the end of this review. The recordings, made in various locations, span the years 1990-95 and reveal the altoist seemingly unruffled by the reach of Time, still spinning some sublime and harmonically darting lines as if for the first time.
Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (1987-89) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}

Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (1987-89) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}
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© 1987-89, 2011 MusicMasters / Wyastone Estate / Nimbus Records | NI 2737/40
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Post Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Saxophone

This boxed set of four CDs recorded between 1987 and 1989 illustrates Benny Carter's versatility performing with four different groups. He was already aged 80 when he recorded the first of these albums, yet there is no sign of ageing. Indeed, Benny stayed alive and active until he was 95. From the very first track, the listener is struck by Carter's pure, mellow sound, putting him in contention with Johnny Hodges and Willie Smith as one of the three altoists in jazz with the sweetest tone. This CD also exhibits Benny as a composer, since he wrote all eleven tunes. Dizzy Gillespie makes guest appearances on three tracks, playing with restraint and harmonizing well with Carter.

Benny Carter - From the MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (2011)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 2, 2015
Benny Carter - From the MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (2011)

Benny Carter - From the MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (2011)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Booklet | 251 min | 656 MB
Label: Nimbus Records | Rel: 2011

This boxed set of four CDs recorded between 1987 and 1989 illustrates Benny Carter's versatility performing with four different groups. He was already aged 80 when he recorded the first of these albums, yet there is no sign of ageing. Indeed, Benny stayed alive and active until he was 95.
Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958/2005, Fantasy # CSA-7555-6) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Benny Carter - Jazz Giant
SACD ISO (Stereo): 780 MB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 685 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Contemporary, Fantasy # CSA-7555-6 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1958
Genre: Jazz | Style: Classic Jazz

"…There is a serious dearth of high quality, well-recorded, hi-rez jazz. Well, this disc can help fill an important gap in a hi-rez collection." ~sa-cd.net

Benny Carter All Star Sax Ensemble - Over The Rainbow (1989)  

Posted by PCWhizzkid at July 12, 2011
Benny Carter All Star Sax Ensemble - Over The Rainbow (1989)

Benny Carter All Star Sax Ensemble - Over The Rainbow (1989)
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Genre: Jazz | Label: Limelight | Catalogue No: 820 810-2
Wupload & Filesonic

Benny Carter has recorded so frequently since the mid-'70s that it must be a constant challenge to come up with new settings for his alto. This particular set finds Carter taking his place in a saxophone section with fellow altoist Herb Geller, the tenors of Jimmy Heath and Frank Wess and baritonist Joe Temperley. The program is split evenly between standards and Carter compositions with the altoist also writing all of the colorful arrangements. This swinging and tasteful Benny Carter recording is a joy to behold.No jazz collection is complete without a healthy supply of Benny Carter records. This disc shows that Carter never really grew old.
Benny Carter - Meets Oscar Peterson (1987) [Remastered 1995]

Benny Carter - Meets Oscar Peterson (1987) [Remastered 1995]
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Genre ~ East Coast Blues, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Fantasy Records/OJCCD-870-2

What would in any other instance be a potent Jazz at the Philharmonic meeting of the minds, the pairing of Oscar Peterson and Benny Carter in the studio turns out to be a neat and trim session of mutual respect between these two titans of American music. Six standards and a blues jam has Peterson deferring to Carter's alto sax in most instances, as the horn takes the lead with Peterson happy to follow. ~ AllMusic

Benny Carter Big Band - Harlem Renaissance [2CD] (1992)  

Posted by PCWhizzkid at April 23, 2011
Benny Carter Big Band - Harlem Renaissance [2CD] (1992)

Benny Carter Big Band - Harlem Renaissance [2CD] (1992)
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Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Music Masters Jazz | Catalogue No: 0161265080-2

Benny Carter is a true marvel. At the time of this recording (a double CD), the classic altoist was already age 84, yet showed no signs of slowing down either his playing or his writing schedule. For his specially assembled big band and The Rutgers University Orchestra (which includes a full string section), Carter wrote entirely new arrangements that demonstrate that his talents have not diminished with age. ~ Scott Yanow

Benny Carter - Montreux 77 (1977)  Music

Posted by intothe at Oct. 22, 2010
Benny Carter - Montreux 77 (1977)

Benny Carter Quartet - Montreux 77 (1977)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 305 MB | full artwork
OJC (1995) | 39:17 | RAR with 5% recovery info
24-bit remastered version

Benny Carter – Live And Well In Japan (1977)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 28, 2009
Benny Carter – Live And Well In Japan (1977)

Benny Carter – Live And Well In Japan (1977)
Pablo-Polydor Japan | 1977 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 326Mb+6Mb

Recorded live at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan in April 1977, this is a CD I bought for just the one track even though I had previously vowed I would never do it again. This time it was for "Tribute to Louis Armstrong". I struck it lucky as the rest of the album is very good. It's a truly beautiful mix of jazz, swing and blues. Carter plays alto saxophone and trumpet, Budd Johnson plays tenor and soprano saxophones, Cecil Payne plays baritone saxophone, Britt Woodman plays trombone, Cat Anderson and Joe Newman play trumpet, Nat Pierce is on the piano, Mundell Lowe on guitar, George Duvivier on bass and Harold Jones on the drums. I was particularly surprised to learn that the vocals on the third part of the tribute ("When You're Smiling") was in fact sung by trumpeter Cat Anderson. He sounds so much like Satch, I would've sworn it was the great man himself guest performing. The entire album is only 42 mins or so long but I still feel it's great value for the money. It has one of the best examples of audience enthusiasm and participation that I've heard on any live album. Great stuff.

Benny Carter – The Music Master  

Posted by Ibiza at May 1, 2009
Benny Carter – The Music Master

Benny Carter – The Music Master
Jazz | mp3 320 Kbps | 722 MB | 4 CD
Proper Records Ltd 2004

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 (coined by Ben Webster).[1] In 1958, performed with Billie Holiday at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival.