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Four Classic Albums Plus

Four Classic Albums Plus

by Benny Carter
     
 
All four of the classic albums featured in this slipcased, budget-priced box set were available separately on CD. They include: Jazz Giant, Swingin' the 20s, Sax à la Carter, and Aspects. Jazz Giant, an homage to the Kansas City sound, was recorded in two sessions during 1957 and 1958. The players include

Overview

All four of the classic albums featured in this slipcased, budget-priced box set were available separately on CD. They include: Jazz Giant, Swingin' the 20s, Sax à la Carter, and Aspects. Jazz Giant, an homage to the Kansas City sound, was recorded in two sessions during 1957 and 1958. The players include the leader alternating on alto and trumpet, tenorman Ben Webster, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, either Jimmy Rowles or André Previn on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Frank Rosolino on trombone, and guitarist Barney Kessel. Second up is the terrific Swingin' the 20s, recorded at the end of 1958. It too featured Vinnegar and Manne. Carter only played alto, but the added attraction was pianist Earl "Fatha" Hines. The front line players wonderfully complement one another in a delightful program of tunes from the period, played in a modern (but not too) style. Sax à la Carter featured Mel Lewis on drums, and brought back Rowles on piano with Vinnegar on bass on a set of standards. The high points here are many, but Sammy Cahn's "I Should Care" and Johnny Mercer's and Ziggy Elman's "And the Angels Sing" top the list. The final disc in the set, Aspects, features Carter conducting his own orchestra. Recorded in 1958, it was released in 1959. It is notable because it was the first and only time between 1947 and 1986 that Carter was the playing leader of a big band. The tunes are all standards whose gimmick is that their titles reflect different months of the year. Given the high degree of musicianship and the strong swing quotient, the corny concept can be overlooked without a second thought. Some of the players on this date include Pete Candoli, Rosolino, Gerald Wiggins, and Plas Johnson. In sum, this is a very solid portrait of "classic" Carter at a creative peak.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/13/2012
Label:
Avid Records Uk
UPC:
5022810304821
catalogNumber:
1048
Rank:
308778

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Old Fashioned Love
  2. I'm Coming Virginia
  3. A Walkin' Thing
  4. Blue Lou
  5. Ain't She Sweet
  6. How Can You Lose
  7. Blues My Naughtie Sweetie Gives To Me
  8. Thou Swell
  9. My Blue Heaven
  10. Just Imagine
  11. If I Could Be With You
  12. Sweet Lorraine
  13. Who's Sorry Now
  14. Laugh! Clown! Laugh
  15. All Alone
  16. Mary Lou
  17. In A Little Spanish Town
  18. Someone To Watch Over Me
  19. A Monday Date
  20. All Alone

Disc 2

  1. And The Angels Sing
  2. Everything I Have Is Yours
  3. I Understand
  4. All Or Nothing At All
  5. I'll Never Smile Again
  6. If I Loved You
  7. Far Away Places
  8. I Should Care
  9. For All We Know
  10. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance
  11. The One I Love
  12. Moon Of Manakoora
  13. June In January
  14. February Fiesta
  15. March Wind
  16. I'll Remember April
  17. One Morning In May
  18. June Is Bustin' Out All Over
  19. Sleigh Ride In July
  20. August Moon
  21. September Song
  22. Something For October
  23. Swingin' In November
  24. Roses In December
  25. February Fiesta
  26. August Moon

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Carter   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Leader,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Buddy Collette   Saxophone,Soloist
Joe Gordon   Trumpet,Soloist
Herbie Harper   Trombone,Soloist
Earl Hines   Piano
Plas Johnson   Saxophone,Soloist
Barney Kessel   Guitar,Soloist
Mel Lewis   Drums
Shelly Manne   Drums,Soloist
André Previn   Piano
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Pete Candoli   Trumpet,Soloist
Arnold Ross   Piano,Soloist
Stu Williamson   Trumpet,Soloist
Justin Gordon   Saxophone
Porcino   Trumpet
Larry Bunker   Bongos,Vibes,Soloist
Joe Comfort   Bass
Conrad Gozzo   Trumpet
Chuck Gentry   Saxophone
Bobby Gibbons   Guitar,Soloist
Bill Green   Saxophone
Uan Rasey   Trumpet
George Roberts   Trombone
Frank Rosolino   Trombone,Soloist
Shorty Sherock   Trumpet,Soloist
Ray Triscari   Trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Russ Brown   Trombone
Gerry Wiggins   Piano,Soloist
Tommy Pederson   Trombone
Jewell Grant   Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Berlin   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Leonard Feather   Liner Notes
Frank Loesser   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Lou Donaldson   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Nat Hentoff   Liner Notes
Lester Koenig   Liner Notes
Ralph Rainger   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Anne Bennett   Artwork
Gannon   Composer
Oakland   Composer
Stordahl   Composer
Burwell   Composer
Waggner   Composer
Schaefer   Composer
McCarron   Composer
Jessel   Composer
Altman   Composer
Creamer   Composer
Swanstone   Composer

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