Benny Carter

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This is a rather rare CD, for it features Benny Carter on a live quartet date that was not released by the Music Masters label, but only by the collectors Jazz Heritage club (although two numbers have since come out on a "Best Of" Music Masters sampler). The scarcity seems puzzling, since altoist Carter is in typically excellent form, swinging inventively with pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Lisle Atkinson, and drummer Al Harewood. Carter plays six of his favorite standards (including his perennial set opener "On Green Dolphin Street"), plus his own "South Side Samba," and is up to his usual high standards. Well worth searching for.

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