Cosmopolite: The Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions

Cosmopolite: The Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions

by Benny CarterBenny Carter


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These timeless Benny Carter performances match the great altoist with pianist Oscar Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, either Barney Kessel or Herb Ellis on guitar, Buddy Rich, J.C. Heard or Bobby White on drums, and, on four numbers, trombonist Bill Harris. The 17 standards (four of which are also heard in alternate versions) are treated with respect, taste, and swing. Carter always sounds flawless and is in excellent form throughout this enjoyable set.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/26/1994
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731452167323
catalogNumber: 521673
Rank: 100008


  1. Gone With the Wind
  2. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  3. Long Ago (And Far Away)
  4. I've Got the World on a String
  5. Street Scene
  6. Imagination
  7. Pick Yourself Up
  8. I Get a Kick Out of You
  9. Laura
  10. That Old Black Magic
  11. Angel Eyes
  12. The Song Is You
  13. A Foggy Day
  14. You Took Advantage of Me
  15. Poinciana
  16. Prisoner of Love
  17. Frenesi
  18. Gone With the Wind
  19. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
  20. Long Ago (And Far Away)
  21. I've Got the World on a String

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Carter   Primary Artist,Alto Saxophone
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Bill Harris   Trombone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Buddy Rich   Drums
Ray Brown   Bass
J.C. Heard   Drums
Bobby White   Drums

Technical Credits

Ed Berger   Liner Notes
Jerome Kern   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
David Raksin   Composer
Richard Seidel   Executive Producer
Val Valentin   Engineer
Wendi Traub-Cohen   Art Direction
David Stone Martin   Cover Art
Scott Townsend   Retouching
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
C. Robert Fine   Engineer
Leonard Whitcup   Composer

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