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 126-132 of 132 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||SRC 657||10-in.||1947||How high the moon||Anita O'Day||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
|Decca||SRC 658||10-in.||1947||I ain't gettin' any younger||Anita O'Day||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
|Decca||SRC 659||10-in.||1947||Travel in' man||Anita O'Day||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
|Decca||SRC 660||10-in.||1947||Key largo||Anita O'Day||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, arranger|
|Decca||AM 397||10-in.||8/18/1937||Somebody loves me||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet, clarinet|
|Decca||AM 399||10-in.||8/18/1937||Pardon me pretty baby||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet, clarinet|
|Decca||AM 400||10-in.||8/18/1937||My buddy||Benny Carter Orchestra||instrumentalist, alto saxophone, trumpet, clarinet|
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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