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The Benny Carter Songbook

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The Benny Carter Songbook

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Benny Carter
Producers:
MusicMasters
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

For the dream session of The Benny Carter Songbook, 14 star vocalists — including Joe Williams, Shirley Horn, and Bobby Short — joined master alto saxist, composer, and arranger Carter on his own songs. Although the lyrical quality varies considerably, no living jazz artist is more accomplished than Carter, and crackling cornetist Warren Vache is sensational. Only Billy Stritch’s cabaret style seems out of place. A

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