Jazz Giant

Jazz Giant

by Benny Carter


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Benny Carter had already been a major jazz musician for nearly 30 years when he recorded this particularly strong septet session for Contemporary. With notable contributions from tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trombonist Frank Rosolino and guitarist Barney Kessel, Carter (who plays a bit of trumpet on "How Can You Lose") is in superb form on a set of five standards and two of his originals. This timeless music is beyond the simple categories of "swing" or "bop" and should just be called "classic."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Ojc
UPC: 0025218616720
catalogNumber: 167

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Carter   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Shelly Manne   Drums
André Previn   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

James P. Johnson   Composer
Russ Morgan   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Roy DuNann   Engineer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Lester Koenig   Producer
William Claxton   Cover Photo
Chad Kassem   Executive Producer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Charles R. McCarron   Composer
Arthur Swanstrom   Composer

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