The Benny Carter Collection 1929-47
Catalogue Number: FABCD351
This is part of a mini-series on our competitively priced budget label Fabulous under the banner of Jazz Legends, presenting some of great and influential names of jazz, with recordings drawn from the classic era of the genre’s development between 1920 and 1950. Benny Carter was one of the most respected and influential figures in jazz in a career extending over eight decades, both as a versatile musician, recording and performing on alto and soprano sax, clarinet, trumpet and , as well as being a highly skilled arranger and composer. This great value 24-track collection broadly covers the first two decades of his recording career, both as bandleader and performer and arranger with other ensembles, working in both small group and larger orchestra environments, and with great vocalists like Billie Holiday and Big Joe Turner. It showcases his multiple talents and features him alongside some equally illustrious contemporaries. It’s an extremely entertaining journey through a dynamic and exciting era of jazz.