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Jazz 100 - Benny Carter 05 Jun 2017

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A musician of extraordinary longevity, Benny Carter first recorded in 1928 and was still working seventy years later. He was not only a classic swing-style alto saxophonist but also an accomplished pianist, trumpeter, trombonist, composer, and arranger who managed to keep the jazz flame burning while working prolifically in films and television, playing alto with superb graceful agility.

KMCJO with Alan Barnes play Carter at this year's Festival. Read more about the show here!

Watch Carter at the Smithsonian live!


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