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Benny Carter Songbook (Tribute)
Benny Carter
Benny Carter Songbook (Tribute)
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
 
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Often scattershot and self-indulgent, tribute albums have become a much maligned genre, but Benny Carter's Songbook is the sort of project that justifies the whole concept. Carter is not only a legendary jazz instrumentali...  more »

      
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All Artists: Benny Carter
Title: Benny Carter Songbook (Tribute)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Masters Jazz
Release Date: 2/27/1996
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
Styles: Regional Blues, East Coast Blues, Jump Blues, Swing Jazz, Tributes
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016126513423

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Often scattershot and self-indulgent, tribute albums have become a much maligned genre, but Benny Carter's Songbook is the sort of project that justifies the whole concept. Carter is not only a legendary jazz instrumentalist, but also a vastly underrated songwriter who doesn't actually sing himself. How are you going to showcase his talent except through a tribute album? By pulling together 13 different singers to tackle 15 of Carter's songs--written anytime from the 1930s to the 1990s--Songbook makes such a persuasive case for Carter that all our previous notions about the pantheon of jazz songwriters must be reevaluated. --Geoffrey Himes

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CD Reviews

The sweetest sound this side of heaven
11/02/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On a scale of 1 to 10 this album rates a 15. Elegant compositions of the legendary Carter performed by an all star cast of legends along with a few new voices who prove themselves equally impressive. If you are not familiar with the works of Benny Carter, composer, you owe it to yourself to buy this CD."