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Benny Carter

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  
(Results 126-132 of 132 records)

Citation

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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103374

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