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, 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. Carter performed with major artists from several generations of jazz, and at major festivals, such as his 1958 appearance with Billie Holiday at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The National Endowment for the Arts honored Benny Carter with its highest honor in jazz, the NEA Jazz Masters Award for 1986.

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Jazz Masters - Benny Carter & Friends

Jazz Masters - Benny Carter & Friends

Benny Carter November 18, 2017

45 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

16 Tracks

Jazz for a Lazy Day

Jazz for a Lazy Day

Benny Carter February 1, 2015

17 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

11 Tracks

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