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JAZZ PROFILE: BENNY CARTER (No. 17) (Blue Note CDP 7243 8 33146 2 1)
Highlights of Carter's association with Capitol and United Artists labels including
big band and small group material from the '40s and late '50s.
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.
FURTHER DEFINITIONS (Including ADDITIONS TO FURTHER DEFINITIONS) (Impulse 229)
Carter arrangements for sax quartet including Coleman Hawkins,
Charlie Rouse, and Phil Woods, 1961, and followup recording from 1966, both now
on one CD.
MASTERPIECES 17 (EPM Jazz Archives 158672)
Carter and Orchestra from the late '20s through mid-'40s.
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.
BENNY CARTER - PHIL WOODS: ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE (Evening Star ES-104)
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.
ASPECTS/JAZZ CALENDAR (Blue Note)
Reissue of Carter's classic United Artists big-band recording from 1958.
Ray Brown Trio: SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE...THE SAX PLAYERS (Telarc 83388)
Carter is featured on two tracks on this 1995/1996 recording with Ray Brown,
Benny Green, Gregory Hutchinson and various saxophonists.
He is also briefly interviewed by Ray Brown.
BENNY CARTER NEW JAZZ SOUNDS: THE URBANE SESSIONS (Verve 314-531-637-2)
Double CD including 1950s Benny Carter with strings, and sessions
with Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie.
JOURNEY TO NEXT [Carter/Dizzy Gillespie/Quincy Jones] (Lightyear Entertainment 54168)
A collection of never-before
issued soundtrack material from collaborations between Carter,
Gillespie, and Jones and award-winning animators John and Faith
Hubley. Recorded 1956 to 1985, features a Whoís Who of jazz
SONGBOOK (Volume 1) (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.
Oscar Peterson: THE MORE I SEE YOU (Telarc 83370)
1995 session featuring Clark Terry, Ray Brown.
BEST OF BENNY CARTER (MusicMasters 65133)
Anthology of highlights of Carterís MusicMasters work, 1987 to 1994.
MEL MARTIN PLAYS BENNY CARTER
(Enja 9041 2)
Carter appears on three tracks recorded live in 1994
with Martin and Roger Kellaway; rest of CD features
studio session led by saxophonist/flutist Martin with Kenny Barron.