Benny Carter

Benny Carter (1928-1952)

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This French RCA double LP features the great altoist Benny Carter in a variety of settings, including selections with Charlie Johnson's Paradise Ten in 1928 and with pickup bands led by Mezz Mezzrow, Lionel Hampton, Ethel Waters and Una Mae Carlisle, in addition to his own orchestra on four complete sessions from 1940-41 and seven odd commercial sides cut in 1952. Altogether this package contains Carter's complete output for Victor. The later titles nonwithstanding, there are many swing classics scattered throughout this very enjoyable but out-of-print set.

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