Memorials and Tributes

NPR Radio (Audio, four minutes)
Morning Edition Tribute by Bob Edwards

Requiem for a King
The Oscar Peterson Journal,

Farewell to a jazz cosmopolitan
Jay Weiser,

Benny Carter, 95; Legendary Saxophonist Also Was Composer-Arranger, Bandleader
Jon Thurber, Los Angeles Times

Benny Carter, 95, Musician and Arranger Who Shaped 8 Decades of Jazz, Dies
John S. Wilson, New York Times

Legendary Sax Player Benny Carter Dies at 95
Adam Bernstein, Washington Post

Long Live King Carter
Will Friedwald, The New York Sun

Jazz Great Benny Carter Dead at 95 in Los Angeles
Kevin Krolicki, Reuters

Carter, legendary sax player, composer and arranger
AP obituary carried widely in the media

An Elegant Rebel for his Cause
Stanley Crouch, New York Daily News

Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Artist Benny Carter Dies
Doug Levine, VOA News

Musings on the Late Benny Carter
Phil Elwood,

A Few Memories of Benny Carter
Stanley Meisler

Benny Carter, 1907-2003 - A Gentleman You Didn't Mess With: The King and His Honors and His Many Revolutions
Gary Giddins, The Village Voice

Misc. Benny Carter Links

Evening Star Records
Evening Star Records was co-founded by Benny Carter. The site presents the catalog of the Evening Star jazz label and offers sound clips, images of cover art, discographical details, and reviews.

Virtual Exhibit: Benny Carter - Eight Decades in American Music
This online exhibit on the life and times of Benny Carter is based on a show at Dana Library on the Rutgers-Newark Campus in 1999.

Benny Carter Award, American Federation of Jazz Societies
Shows award winners and the award itself.

All-Music Guide
Search for "Carter, Benny" by artist name to find a variety of in-print recordings under Benny's name, or other recordings on which he appears.

The Atlantic Monthly, February 1996 Article
Article "The Lesser-Known Talents of a Legend" describing The Benny Carter Songbook. Includes photograph of Benny and Jon Hendricks.

Riverwalk biography of Benny Carter with quotes
From the program "Riverwalk, Live From the Landing" with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band on Public Radio International.

Mel Martin's Jazz & Saxophone Web Site
Web site created by saxophone great Mel Martin; includes information on Mel Martin Plays Benny Carter CD.

Better With Age article in The Altantic Monthly
Article by Francis Davis in the new set of Articles on Jazz in The Atlantic Since 1922, accompanying the feature Jazz in the 90s: Bebop and Beyond?, a Multimedia Gallery featuring recordings from today's stars as well as some earlier jazz greats, and a selective Jazz Resources on the Web page.