New York Nights
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||What Is This Thing Called Love?||Benny Carter||6:59||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Easy Money||Benny Carter||8:46||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||The Shadow of Your Smile||Benny Carter||6:39||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Secret Love||Benny Carter||8:49||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||When Lights Are Low||Benny Carter||5:24||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||On Green Dolphin Street||Benny Carter||7:47||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||But Beautiful||Benny Carter||7:01||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Just In Time||Benny Carter||6:56||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Perdido||Benny Carter||7:57||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
To say that Benny Carter is a marvel is to make an obvious understatement. 87 at the time of this live quartet set (which also includes pianist Chris Neville, bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer Sherman Ferguson), Carter could easily pass for 47, playing without any hesitant or faltering moments in a timeless swing style that he largely invented. There are no surprises to the repertoire other than the fact that Carter's perennial set opener "On Green Dolphin Street" (which is to him what "Indiana" was to Louis Armstrong in the 1950s) is programmed sixth. Two of the songs ("Easy Money" and "When Lights are Low") are Carter's, while the other pieces have been performed by him hundreds of times through the years. No matter; Benny Carter comes up with fresh variations during his enthusiastic solos, including a classic statement on "Secret Love." His logical and thoughtful improvisations manage to be unpredictable, except in their consistent excellence. An easily recommended set from an apparently ageless master.
Born: 08 August 1907 in New York, NY
Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s