Black Entertainment : Benny Carter

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    Benny Carter
    Helped shape the music of
    eight decades of jazz


    Carter, Bennett Lester (Benny)
    composer, leader, alto & tenor sax, trumpet, clarinet
    Born; New York City, NY., 8-8-1907
    Died; 7-12-2003


    Benny Carter has been as admired as virtually any saxophonist in jazz. As a trumpeter, although he only occasionally played the instrument, he achieved a rich tone and had a highly personal and original style. He will forever be remembered as much for his composing skills as his playing. His compositions, which include When Lights Are Low (1936) and Blues in My Heart (1931), became jazz and big band standards.

    While mainly a self-taught musician, Carter came from a musical family and studied piano with his mother and sister at 10 years old before receiving lessons from a private teacher for a year. He turned to the trumpet as an early teen but soon grew impatient and switched to saxophone....

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