Benny Carter Quartet - Summer Serenade (1982/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 44:37 minutes | 2,03 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:37 minutes | 800 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Although he has played trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tenor and piano, it is as an alto saxophonist that Benny Carter has achieved his enviable reputation as an instrumentalist. The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner has acted as an inspiration to generations of young musicians, all of whom have been fascinated by the seemingly effortless way in which that flawless tone was produced. The broad, sweeping phrases of his improvisations have the structural stability of compositions in their own right. This 1980 session, recorded for the Danish Storyville label, finds Carter backed by a fine quintet including pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jesper Lundgard, drummer Ed Thigpen and Richard Boone, who sings on "All That Jazz".