Benny Carter – Further Definitions – Reviewed in 2009

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This is an original Minty looking Impulse LP. What I played of this album sounded nice and smooth. There may be livelier copies out there — who can say? I just don’t come acoss enough clean ones to know what the potential for this album is. I prefer smooth to aggressive, that’s for sure. Top players on this album include Coleman Hawkins, Philly Jo Jones, Phil Woods, Charles Rouse and others.   

TRACK LISTING

Honeysuckle Rose 
The Midnight Sun Will Never Set 
Crazy Rhythm 
Blue Star 
Cotton Tail 
Body and Soul 
Cherry 
Doozy

AMG Review

The band was gathered from jazzmen then working in the L.A. studios, including Carter and Bud Shank on altos, and tenors Teddy Edwards and either Buddy Collette or Bill Perkins. Although Benny Carter was not actively playing much at the time, he is heard in typically prime form. Very highly recommended.