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Bennett Lester Carter August 8, — July 12, was an Benny Carter - Jazz Giant jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. With Johnny Hodgeshe was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the s he was a popular arranger, having written charts for We Can Work It Out - Stars On 45 - Stars On 45 Henderson 's big band that shaped the swing style.
He had an unusually long career that lasted into the s. During the s and '90s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, which included receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in New York City inhe was given piano lessons by his mother and others in the neighborhood.
He played trumpet and experimented briefly with C-melody saxophone before settling on alto saxophone. In his early 20s, Carter worked as arranger for Fletcher Henderson after that position was vacated by Don Redman.
He had no formal education in arranging, so he learned by trial and error, getting on his knees and looking at the existing Unknown Title - طَالب باز محمّد سرورئ* - Vol 1, "writing the lead trumpet first and the lead saxophone first—which, of course, is the hard way.
It was quite some time that I did that before I knew what a score was. Among the most significant were "Keep a Song in Your Soul", written for Henderson inand "Lonesome Nights" and "Symphony in Riffs" fromboth of which show Carter's writing for saxophones.
By the early s, Carter and Johnny Hodges were considered the leading alto saxophonists. Carter also became a leading trumpet soloist, having rediscovered the instrument.
He recorded extensively on trumpet in the s. In Carter participated in sessions with British band leader Spike Hugheswho went to New York City to organize recordings with prominent African American musicians. These 14 sides plus four by Carter's big band, titled at the time Spike Hughes and His Negro Orchestrawere initially only issued in England. Higginbothamand Chu Berry. In these settings Carter played trumpet, clarinet, piano, alto and tenor saxophone, and provided occasional vocals.
He found regular work leading his band at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem through In the middle s, he made Los Angeles his home, forming another big band, which at times included J. JohnsonMax Roachand Miles Davis. But these would be his last big bands. With the exception of occasional concerts, performing with Jazz at the Philharmonic and recording, he ceased working as a touring big band bandleader.
Los Angeles provided him many opportunities for studio work, and these dominated his time during the decades. He wrote music and arrangements for television and films, such as Stormy Weather in State Department. He began making Casual Pimp - Gigi Galaxy - The Casual Pimp EP visits to Europe and Japan.
InCarter was persuaded to spend a weekend at Princeton University by Morroe Berger, a sociology professor at Princeton who wrote about jazz. This led to a new outlet for Carter's talent: teaching. For the next nine years he visited Princeton five times, most of them brief stays except for one in when he spent a semester there as a visiting professor.
In Princeton gave him an honorary doctorate. Time had little effect on Carter's abilities. Another long composition, Glasgow Suitewas performed in Scotland.
Lincoln Center commission him to write "Good Vibes" in This music was performed in when he was 85 years old. Carter had an unusually long career. He was perhaps the only musician to have recorded in eight different decades. He helped define the sound of alto saxophone, but he also performed and recorded on soprano saxophone, tenor Benny Carter - Jazz Gianttrumpet, trombone, clarinet, and piano. Inhe was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. His 75th birthday was commemorated by a radio station in New York that played his music nonstop for over a week.
He was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Information from AllMusic. With Louis Bellson. With Jazz at the Philharmonic. With Nancy Wilson. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. This article is about the American jazz musician. For the American painter, see Benny Carter painter. Musician bandleader composer musical arranger. Kernfeld, Barry ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
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