Skyline Drive and Towards

Skyline Drive and Towards

by Benny CarterBenny Carter

CD(Spanish Import)

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The bulk of this CD reissues a brilliant 1982 session featuring altoist Benny Carter with the tenors of Plas Johnson and Jerome Richardson, plus a variety of top European mainstream players including altoist Arne Domnerus, clarinetist Putte Wickman, trumpeter Jan Allen, and pianist Bengt Hallberg. Some of the music is reminiscent of Carter's famous European four-saxophone session of 1937, and these renditions of "Doozy" and "Easy Money" are quite definitive and exciting. In addition to the eight original selections on the LP, eight other numbers from the 1929-1939 period have been added to the set to double its length. These include examples of Carter's work on both alto and trumpet with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, the Chocolate Dandies, and Lionel Hampton in Europe in the 1930s, and with Teddy Wilson/Billie Holiday ("Sugar"). All in all, this CD acts both as a reminder of how strong Carter's 1982 date was, when he was a mere 75, and as a retrospective of his musical legacy.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/01/1994
Label: Imports
UPC: 7319200090050
catalogNumber: 9305

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Benny Carter   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Rhythm Section
Chu Berry   Tenor Saxophone
Chocolate Dandies   Track Performer
Lionel Hampton   Track Performer
Harry James   Trumpet
Freddy Johnson   Piano
Max Kaminsky   Trumpet
McKinney's Cotton Pickers   Track Performer
Django Reinhardt   Guitar
Jerome Richardson   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson   Piano
Arne Domnérus   Alto Saxophone
Rune Gustafsson   Guitar
Bengt Hallberg   Piano
Putte Wickman   Clarinet
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Alix Combelle   Tenor Saxophone
Jan Allan   Trumpet
Billie Holiday   Vocals
Ernest "Bass" Hill   Bass
Lawrence Lucie   Guitar
Floyd O'Brien   Trombone
Charles Redland   Clarinet
Georg Riedel   Bass

Technical Credits

Don Redman   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Big Sid Catlett   Director
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Will Hudson   Composer
Gert Palmcrantz   Engineer
Magnus Persson   Director
Cole Porter   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Irving Gordon   Composer
Willy Yhr   Artwork
Anders R. Öhman   Producer,Liner Notes
Stanley Ross   Engineer

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