The Bebop Shop : Artistry In Rhythm: Early Jazz, Big Bands & Swing : Benny Carter
Giants dont come much bigger than Benny Carter, except maybe for Ben Webster
.and weve got them both together for our first album on this fine CD set! A stunning line up join our giants for these sessions recorded in 1957 & 1958. Frank Rosolino on trombone, Andre Previn on piano (an underrated jazz pianist!), Barney Kessel on guitar, Leroy Vinegar on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. Old meets new for our next selection "Swingin The 20s", Benny is joined by legendary pianist Earl Hines for their first recorded session together. These two seasoned jazz men here show they are unafraid to take on the modern guys here represented by Leroy Vinegar and Shelly Manne
the set was completely improvised
..the quartet just played! Another quartet but, a different approach for "Sax Ala Carter!" recorded in 1960
..standards in a relaxed style are the order of the day. Benny is joined by Jimmy Knowles on piano, Leroy Vinegar on bass and Mel Lewis on drums. All change again for these sessions from 1958 & 1959, Benny gathers together his first big band since the 1940s for "Aspects". This time of course it would not be a touring band but a recording band. The members were all handpicked from Hollywoods finest musicians solely for the purpose of making the record. Among the musicians were Shorty Sherock, Pete Condoli, Tommy Pederson, Buddy Colette and Shelly Manne.
All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest ever sound quality! (AVID Entertainment)
A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf Price: £9.99