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3 4 5: The Verve Small Group Sessions
Benny Carter
3 4 5: The Verve Small Group Sessions
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Benny Carter
Title: 3 4 5: The Verve Small Group Sessions
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 6/25/1991
Release Date: 6/25/1991
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Regional Blues, East Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Swing Jazz, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042284939522

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More Small Group Swing from the Verve Vaults
William Faust | Columbus, Ohio | 07/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Once again, Norman Granz 50's Verve label serves up a gathering of swing-era champions lead by the multi-faceted Benny Carter. This tasteful and swinging selection of standards features Carter on sax in a trio, quartet and quintet format. The tunes selected provide ample room for great solos backed by swinging rhythm sections in all formats. Carter was known for a lot of things - composing, arranging etc. - but these studio sessions remind us why he's one of the Jazz Giants to quote the title of one of his other releases. You'll play this one over and over without tiring of it."
Rest In peace Benny Carter
R. J. Marsella | California | 07/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We lost a giant this week and this CD is all the proof you need. A fine collection of Benny Carter playing in trio, quartet and quintet settings accompanied by some of the finest swing and jazz artists. Carter's playing is always melodic and swinging while understated and subtle. On the trio tracks that kick this off Teddy Wilson's piano playing compliments Carter's alto perfectly and this section is my favorite. The entire set is priceless and really is a great repesentation of BC's talent and range. The tune selection is also wonderful. Highly recommended."
Excellent music, great value
bruce horner | 08/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lord knows, Verve perpetrated a lot of string-laden pseudo-jazz over the years, but you have to hand it to Granz----he also released stuff like THIS. Here's two albums worth of relaxed, finely-wrought material on one superb CD; real value for your money. These well-produced small-group sessions prove (as if it needed proving!) what a great instrumentalist Benny Carter was and is. (He's also a great arranger and composer as well, but that's beside the point.) This is an album that sinks deep into your brain and bones, and you're better for it. Carter goes back well into the swing era, yet the feel here is quite boppish. As of this writing, he's still around, still swinging. Long may he continue to."