Benny Carter 1954 Classic

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961) [2005, Reissue]

Benny Carter And His Orchestra - Further Definitions (1961) [2005, Reissue]
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 459 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 168 MB | Full scans - 11.9 MB
Label: The Verve Music Group / Impulse! | Catalog.#: 0602498840153 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Altoist/arranger Benny Carter's classic Further Definitions is a revisiting, instrumentation-wise, to the famous 1937 session that Carter and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins made in France with two top European saxophonists (Andre Ekyan and Alix Combelle) and guitarist Django Reinhardt. The all-star group (which also includes Hawkins, altoist Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse on second tenor, pianist Dick Katz, guitarist John Collins, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Jo Jones) performs a particularly inspired repertoire.
Benny Carter - Jazz Giant (1958/2005, Fantasy # CSA-7555-6) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Benny Carter - Jazz Giant
SACD ISO (Stereo): 780 MB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 685 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Contemporary, Fantasy # CSA-7555-6 | Country/Year: US 2004, 1958
Genre: Jazz | Style: Classic Jazz

"…There is a serious dearth of high quality, well-recorded, hi-rez jazz. Well, this disc can help fill an important gap in a hi-rez collection." ~sa-cd.net
Benny Carter - Meets Oscar Peterson (1987) [Remastered 1995]

Benny Carter - Meets Oscar Peterson (1987) [Remastered 1995]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 290 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ East Coast Blues, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Fantasy Records/OJCCD-870-2

What would in any other instance be a potent Jazz at the Philharmonic meeting of the minds, the pairing of Oscar Peterson and Benny Carter in the studio turns out to be a neat and trim session of mutual respect between these two titans of American music. Six standards and a blues jam has Peterson deferring to Carter's alto sax in most instances, as the horn takes the lead with Peterson happy to follow. ~ AllMusic

Benny Carter Big Band - Harlem Renaissance [2CD] (1992)  Music

Posted by PCWhizzkid at April 23, 2011
Benny Carter Big Band - Harlem Renaissance [2CD] (1992)

Benny Carter Big Band - Harlem Renaissance [2CD] (1992)
EAC | FLAC+CUE+LOG - 251 MB (CD1) 275 MB (CD2)| SCANS - 64 MB (600dpi) + 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz / Big Band | Label: Music Masters Jazz | Catalogue No: 0161265080-2

Benny Carter is a true marvel. At the time of this recording (a double CD), the classic altoist was already age 84, yet showed no signs of slowing down either his playing or his writing schedule. For his specially assembled big band and The Rutgers University Orchestra (which includes a full string section), Carter wrote entirely new arrangements that demonstrate that his talents have not diminished with age. ~ Scott Yanow
Benny Carter Quartet - Summer Serenade (1982/2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Benny Carter Quartet - Summer Serenade (1982/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 44:37 minutes | 2,03 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:37 minutes | 800 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Although he has played trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tenor and piano, it is as an alto saxophonist that Benny Carter has achieved his enviable reputation as an instrumentalist. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner has acted as an inspiration to generations of young musicians, all of whom have been fascinated by the seemingly effortless way in which that flawless tone was produced. The broad, sweeping phrases of his improvisations have the structural stability of compositions in their own right. This 1980 session, recorded for the Danish Storyville label, finds Carter backed by a fine quintet including pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jesper Lundgard, drummer Ed Thigpen and Richard Boone, who sings on "All That Jazz".
Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 2 (1990-95) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}

Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 2 (1990-95) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.42 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 664 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 54 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990-95, 2011 MusicMasters / Wyastone Estate / Nimbus Records | NI 2741/44
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Post Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Saxophone

Benny Carter's MusicMasters catalogue turned up some fine sessions in which colleagues included Clark Terry, Hank Jones, and Doc Cheatham, among a raft of musicians - for the stellar singers, see the end of this review. The recordings, made in various locations, span the years 1990-95 and reveal the altoist seemingly unruffled by the reach of Time, still spinning some sublime and harmonically darting lines as if for the first time.
Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (1987-89) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}

Benny Carter - 4 Albums From The MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (1987-89) {4CD Set Nimbus Records rel 2011}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.39 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 592 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 86 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987-89, 2011 MusicMasters / Wyastone Estate / Nimbus Records | NI 2737/40
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Post Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Saxophone

This boxed set of four CDs recorded between 1987 and 1989 illustrates Benny Carter's versatility performing with four different groups. He was already aged 80 when he recorded the first of these albums, yet there is no sign of ageing. Indeed, Benny stayed alive and active until he was 95. From the very first track, the listener is struck by Carter's pure, mellow sound, putting him in contention with Johnny Hodges and Willie Smith as one of the three altoists in jazz with the sweetest tone. This CD also exhibits Benny as a composer, since he wrote all eleven tunes. Dizzy Gillespie makes guest appearances on three tracks, playing with restraint and harmonizing well with Carter.

The Warren Vache Quintet - Remembers Benny Carter (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 14, 2015
The Warren Vache Quintet - Remembers Benny Carter (2015)

The Warren Vache Quintet - Remembers Benny Carter (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 63:40 min | 148 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Arbor Records

There's lots of life to this recording. Veteran trumpeter Warren Vache knows a thing or two about an old friend, mentor Benny Carter. With The Warren Vache Quintet Remembers Benny Carter we take a step back in time even as we venture forth into the present. A present that finds cornetist Vache's style and personage slightly at odds with that goofy-looking guy with the lid shaking hands with Carter for the cover of this release. It's a remarkable transformation for someone who, during Carter's life, was enthralled by the man's spirit as well as his humanity and substantial musical contributions.

Benny Carter & Phil Woods - My Man Benny My Man Phil (1990)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 21, 2015
Benny Carter & Phil Woods - My Man Benny My Man Phil (1990)

Benny Carter & Phil Woods - My Man Benny My Man Phil (1990)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 1:00:12 | 139 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Music Masters Jazz

It is extremely difficult to believe that Benny Carter was 82 years old at the time of this recording, for his strong sound (nothing feeble about his playing) and fertile ideas on alto make him sound as if he were a contemporary of Phil Woods, who was born 24 years later. Together Carter and Woods form a mutual-admiration society which can be heard on "My Man Phil." The repertoire on this CD is particularly inspired (highlighted by "Sultry Serenade," "I'm Just Wild About Harry" and two versions of the atmospheric "Just a Mood"). Carter takes two trumpet solos while, on "We Were in Love," Woods contributes some tasteful clarinet. A special and relaxed but occasionally hard-swinging date, this Music Masters CD is quite enjoyable.

Benny Carter - From the MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (2011)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 2, 2015
Benny Carter - From the MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (2011)

Benny Carter - From the MusicMasters Catalogue - Set 1 (2011)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Booklet | 251 min | 656 MB
Label: Nimbus Records | Rel: 2011

This boxed set of four CDs recorded between 1987 and 1989 illustrates Benny Carter's versatility performing with four different groups. He was already aged 80 when he recorded the first of these albums, yet there is no sign of ageing. Indeed, Benny stayed alive and active until he was 95.