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The Fascinating Life And Pioneering Music Of Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003), American Jazz Master Of The Alto Saxophone, Clarinet And Trumpet, Composer, Arranger, And Bandleader -- From The Very Beginnings Of Hot Jazz In 1924, Through The Big Band Style He Helped To Create In The 1930s and 1940s, And On Further To Play With The Founders Of Bebop, Charlie Parker And Dizzy Gillespie, In The 1950s ("Diz" Appears In Conversation With Carter In This Title), And Played Still Further Until 1997, When He Became Perhaps The Only Musician To Record Music Over An Eight Decade Period -- And Known Affectionately And Respectfully By Other Jazz Musicians As "King". This Documentary Gives Its Respect Where Its Due For All "King" Carter's Achievements, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Color, 1987, 1 Hour.) #BennyCarter #JazzPioneer #TrumpetPlayers #Trumpeters #Saxophonists #SaxophonePlayers #Clarinetists #ClarinetPlayers #Composers #Arrangers #Bandleaders #Jazz #JazzPioneers #Music #AmericanMusic #GreatMusicians #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Benny Carter, American jazz pioneer, trumpeter, saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, arranger and bandleader (b. 1907) was born Bennett Lester Carter in the Bronx, New York City, He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognized as such by other jazz musicians who called him King. With Johnny Hodges, he was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the 1920s he was a popular arranger, having written charts for Fletcher Henderson's big band that shaped the swing style. He had an unusually long career that lasted into the 1990s. During the 1980s and 1990s, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, which included receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Benny Carter died at the age of 95 in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on July 12, 2003 from complications of bronchitis.