Benny Carter
Born: 1907

Benny Carter’s long career was consistently characterized
by high musical achievement, and he developed a unique
and readily identifiable style as both an alto saxophonist and
an arranger. He was able to double on trumpet and was also
proficient on clarinet, piano, and trombone. His saxophone
playing was pure-toned, fluid, and flawlessly phrased. One
of the trademark sounds of his arrangements was four
saxophones harmonizing one of his swooping melodies as if
they were one instrument improvising…. Continue

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