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Jazz Musician of the Day: Benny Carter

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Benny Carter - alto- saxophone, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, bandleader, recording artist (1907-2003) Benny Carter\'s long career was consistently characterized by high musical achievement, and he developed a unique and readily identifiable style as both an alto saxophonist and an arranger. He was able to double on trumpet and was also proficient on clarinet, piano, and trombone. His saxophone playing was pure-toned, fluid...Benny Carter - alto- saxophone, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, bandleader, recording artist (1907-2003) Benny Carter\'s long career was consistently characterized by high musical achievement, and he developed a unique and readily identifiable style as both an alto saxophonist and an arranger. He was able to double on trumpet and was also proficient on clarinet, piano, and trombone. His saxophone playing was pure-toned, fluid... more

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