Benny Carter And The Jazz Giants
CAT # FCD-60-029-25
1. Wonderland 6:40 2. A Walkin' Thing 5:59 3. The Courtship 6:35 4. Malibu 4:31 5. Sweet Lorraine 6:48 6. When Lights Are Low 4:47 7. My Kind Of Trouble Is You 6:57 8. (I'm Left With The) Blues In My Heart 5:58 9. Moten Swing 9:49 10. C-Jam Blues 6:53 11. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) 10:55
Dan Morgenstern once put it about as well as it could be done: "When Bennett Lester Carter first took up an instrument, Louis Armstrong had yet to make his first records with King Oliver, young Duke Ellington had yet to come to New York to seek his fortune, and Fletcher Henderson had yet to form his first big band." If Carter wasn't present at the creation, he was there by the time the kid had learned to walk.
--from the liner notes by Joe Goldberg, 1998
with Cat Anderson, Count Basie, Louis Bellson, Ray Bryant, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, George Duvivier, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Tommy Flanagan, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Hayes, Johnny Hodges, Milt Jackson, Budd Johnson, Barney Kessel, Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson, Mickey Roker, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, Grady Tate, Art Tatum, Clark Terry, Leroy Vinnegar, Ben Webster, and others
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