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New Jazz Sounds: The Benny Carter Urbane Sessions


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Artist: The Benny Carter
Release date: 1996
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Tracks: 42
Duration: 02:35:19
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No. Title Length
1. Isn't It Romantic (featuring Oscar Peterson) 3:40
2. Some Other Spring 3:45
3. These Things You Left Me 3:38
4. 'Round Midnight 3:16
5. Alone Together 2:38
6. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered 3:14
7. Cocktails for Two 3:00
8. Key Largo 3:07
9. I'll Be Around 2:34
10. Beautiful Love 2:50
11. Blue Star 3:09
12. Flamingo 2:50
13. With a Song In My Heart 2:33
14. Can't We Be Friends 2:39
15. Symphony 2:16
16. I'm Sorry 3:04
17. 'Round Midnight (Alternate Take) 3:13
18. 'Round Midnight (Alternate Take II) 3:14
19. Alone Together (Alternate Take) 2:38
20. Bewitched (Alternate Take) 3:08
21. Bewitched (Alternate Take II) 3:10
22. Cocktails for Two (Alternate Take) 3:02
23. Cocktails for Two (Alternate Take II) 2:58
24. Cocktails for Two (Alternate Take III) 3:01
25. Key Largo (Alternate Take) 2:08
26. Key Largo (Alternate Take II) 2:08
27. I Still Love Him So (featuring Roy Eldridge) 5:43
28. The Moon Is Low 6:03
29. I Missed My Hat 5:17
30. Medley: I Remember You 6:16
31. Polite Blues 8:33
32. Close Your Eyes 2:37
33. Where's Art? 4:05
34. I Don't Know 4:34
35. Striding 4:34
36. Wailing 3:10
37. The Moon Is Low (Alternate Take) 2:26
38. I Missed My Hat (Alternate Version) 5:23
39. Close Your Eyes (Alternate Version) 2:40
40. Just One of Those Things 6:07
41. The Marriage Blues 7:40
42. Street Scene (Alternate Take) 3:18



The remarkable Benny Carter, who had first recorded 25 years earlier, was not even halfway through with his career when he started making sessions for Verve. This double CD wraps up the complete reissuance of all of his Verve albums. The distinctive and lyrical altoist is backed by strings throughout the first disc (16 songs plus ten alternate takes), but there is nothing sleepy about the music. The string arrangements (half by Joe Glover and half by Carter himself) are tasteful and provide a cushion for Carter's melodic but unpredictable horn; this is far from mere mood music. Most of the second disc matches the ageless altoist with trumpeter Roy Eldridge and a rhythm section. Some heat is generated, and most unusual are four unique numbers on which Eldridge duets with drummer Alvin Stoller (one has Roy overdubbing some basic piano), although Roy mostly follows the chord changes. In addition, there is a leftover alternate take from a Carter session with the Oscar Peterson quartet and two exciting selections in a sextet with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and trombonist Bill Harris. Easily recommended, this is a perfectly conceived series.