Benny Carter



Benny Carter

Rating
Active
1920 to 1997
Born
August 8, 1907 in Harlem
Died
July 12, 2003
Location
Manhattan, New York, United States
Biography
Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 - July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognised as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. As a youth, Carter lived in Harlem around the corner from Bubber Miley who was Duke Ellington's star trumpeter. Carter was inspired by Miley and bought a trumpet, but when he found he couldn't play like Miley he traded the trumpet in for a saxophone. Carter began playing professionally at 15. He first recorded in 1928 and formed his first big band the following year.
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Top Songs by Benny Carter


Christmas Night In Harlem - Single Version

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Christmas Night In Harlem - Single Version

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Farewell Blues

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Farewell Blues

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Honeysuckle Rose

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Only Trust Your Heart

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Loveless Love

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Moonglow

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I Got It Bad

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Bye Bye Blues

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Jazz Masters - Benny Carter & Friends

Jazz Masters - Benny Carter & Friends

Benny Carter November 18, 2017

47 Tracks

Benny Carter Plays Jazz Giant

Benny Carter Plays Jazz Giant

Benny Carter November 27, 2015

7 Tracks

The Greatest Hits Collection

The Greatest Hits Collection

Benny Carter April 23, 2015

38 Tracks

Black Bottom

Black Bottom

Benny Carter April 18, 2015

18 Tracks

Jazz for a Lazy Day

Jazz for a Lazy Day

Benny Carter February 1, 2015

20 Tracks

All Time Jazz: Benny Carter

All Time Jazz: Benny Carter

Benny Carter June 27, 2014

23 Tracks

Jazz Chronicles: Benny Carter, Vol. 1

Jazz Chronicles: Benny Carter, Vol. 1

Benny Carter June 1, 2014

14 Tracks

Walkin' Thing

Walkin' Thing

Benny Carter March 18, 2014

7 Tracks

Cotton Tail

Cotton Tail

Benny Carter March 11, 2014

12 Tracks

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