Benny Carter

Wonderland

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For this 1976 LP, the veteran altoist Benny Carter (who was then nearing age 70) was teamed with tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison and a strong rhythm section headed by Ray Bryant on a vintage Pablo session. Although it often has the feeling of a jam session, the fact that, in addition to two standards, there are five obscure Carter compositions makes one realize that more planning than usual went into this date, and it shows.

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