1990s (CDs only)

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NEW YORK NIGHTS (MusicMasters 65154)
Features Carter with his working rhythm section (Chris Neville, piano; Steve LaSpina, bass; Sherman Ferguson, drums) recorded live at the Iridium Jazz Club, NYC, June 22, 23, 24, 1995.

Double CD recorded live at the Regattabar, Cambridge, MA, March 1996. Features the alto masters with Chris Neville (piano), John Lockwood (bass), and Sherman Ferguson (drums). Downbeat Critics Poll Top 10 Albums of the Year.

SONGBOOK (Volume II) (MusicMasters 65155)
Top vocalists perform Carterís songs in 1995 with the composer as featured soloist (and vocalist on one track). Includes Joe Williams, Diana Krall, Jon Hendricks, Weslia Whitfield.

SONGBOOK (Volume I) (MusicMasters 65134)
14 top vocalists perform Carterís songs in 1995 with the composer as featured soloist. Includes Joe Williams, Dianne Reeves, Shirley Horn, Jon Hendricks, Peggy Lee.

BEST OF BENNY CARTER (MusicMasters 65133)
Anthology of highlights of Carterís MusicMasters work, 1987 to 1994.

ELEGY IN BLUE (MusicMasters 65115)
Carter pays tributes to nine jazz greats. 1994 recording with Harry Edison, Cedar Walton, Ray, Brown, Mundell Lowe, and Jeff Hamilton. 1995 Grammy Award winner.

LEGENDS (Musicmasters 65087)
Features five duets with pianist Hank Jones, as well as quartet and quintet performances with Doc Cheatham, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, and Chris Neville.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE (Musicmasters 65080)
1992 live recording featuring an all-star big band and the Rutgers University Orchestra. Includes the premiere of two suites: "Tales of the Rising Sun" and "Harlem Renaissance." 1993 Grammy Award winner.

ALL THAT JAZZ -- LIVE AT PRINCETON (Musicmasters 5059)
1990 concert with Clark Terry, Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid, and Kenny Washington.