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Benny Carter and His Orchestra - Further Definitions 180g Vinyl LP - direct audio

Benny Carter and His Orchestra - Further Definitions 180g Vinyl LP

Impulse Records

  • $ 2498


Benny Carter and His Orchestra Further Definitions 180g Vinyl LP

Verve and Impulse! Records launch the new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating essential jazz LPs from the enduring catalogues of the two iconic labels. Throughout 2019, Verve and Impulse! will be making no fewer than 40 key albums from the 1950s, '60s and '70s available again on 180-gram vinyl. Each will feature their original cover artwork, track listings and liner notes. Some of these albums will become available for the first time in years, while others that are already in print will now be perennially available.

It's the mixture of old (Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins and Jo Jones) and new (Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse, Dick Katz and Jimmy Garrison) that makes the eight numbers on this 1961 LP so attractive with its historical jazz themes providing the stage for the soloists. The lightness with which Carter fills his improvisations here is taken up by the other musicians who weave around the themes, not adhering to complex harmonies but altering them playfully and lending them a modern touch. In this way, the old 'war-horses' from the '30s ("Honeysuckle Rose," "Crazy Rhythm," "Cotton Tail") are turned into modern gems. And humor certainly is not lacking either: just listen to Jones' solo in "Cotton Tail!"

Musicians:

Benny Carter, alto saxophone
Phil Woods, alto saxophone
Charlie Rouse, tenor saxophone
Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone
Dick Katz, piano
John Collins, guitar
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Jo Jones, drums

Benny Carter and His Orchestra Further Definitions Track Listing:

1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
3. Crazy Rhythm
4. Blue Star
5. Cotton Tail
6. Body And Soul
7. Cherry
8. Doozy


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