Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. With Johnny Hodges, he was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the 1920s he was a popular arranger, having written charts for Fletcher Henderson's big band that shaped the swing style. He had an unusually long career that lasted into the 1990s. During the 1980s and '90s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, which included receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 8th, 1907 (Harlem), Died July 12th, 2003 (Los Angeles)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1968
Roles Represented in DAHR: alto saxophone, arranger, clarinet, trumpet, composer, director, leader, songwriter, vocalist, tenor saxophone
Recordings (Results 101-125 of 132 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||68285||10-in.||10/23/1940||The last kiss you gave me||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||68286||10-in.||10/23/1940||Boogie woogie sugar blues||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||68287||10-in.||10/23/1940||I've been in love before||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||102955||7/23/1957||Star dust||The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||102956||7/23/1957||Stormy weather||The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||103166||8/27/1957||Cherry||The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||103172||8/27/1957||Honeysuckle rose||The Ellingtonians ; Al Hibbler||instrumentalist, alto saxophone|
|Decca||L 8660||9/8/1955||Only you||Louis Armstrong||arranger, leader|
|Decca||L 8661||9/8/1955||Christmas in New Orleans||Louis Armstrong||arranger, leader|
|Decca||L 8662||9/8/1955||Moments to remember||Louis Armstrong||arranger, leader|
|Decca||L 8663||9/8/1955||Christmas night in Harlem||Louis Armstrong||arranger, leader|
|Decca||L 14785||1/4/1968||I was made to love her (the way I love you)||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14786||1/3/1968||Respect||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14787||1/4/1968||I never loved a woman (The way I love you)||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14788||1/3/1968||Chain gang||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14789||1/3/1968||Uptight (Everything's alright)||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14790||1/3/1968||Ode to Billy Joe||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14791||1/3/1968||My girl||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14792||1/3/1968||For your precious love||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14793||1/3/1968||(I can't get no) Satisfaction||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14794||1/4/1968||In the midnight hour||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14795||1/4/1968||Funky Broadway||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||L 14796||1/4/1968||Even when you cry||Count Basie||arranger|
|Decca||SRC 655||10-in.||1947||Malaguena||Anita O'Day||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
|Decca||SRC 656||10-in.||1947||I told ya I love ya, now get out||Anita O'Day||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Carter, Benny," accessed March 3, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.
Carter, Benny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 3, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374.
"Carter, Benny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 3 March 2021.
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