Benny Carter – A Gentleman and His Music {Concord}


Review by Review by Scott Yanow (allmusic.com)

For this 1985 session, altoist Benny Carter (then a week short of turning 78 years old) is teamed with the lyrical trumpeter Joe Wilder and the Concord All-Stars, a contingent that also features tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, guitarist Ed Bickert and pianist Gene Harris. The results are predictably excellent with the septet swinging with spirit and creativity on four standards, a blues and Carter’s original “A Kiss from You.” This album is well worth tracking down.

Tracks:
01 – Sometimes I’m Happy
02 – A Kiss from You
03 – Blues for George
04 – Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
05 – Lover Man
06 – Idaho

Personnel:
Benny Carter – alto saxophone
Joe Wilder – trumpet and flugelhorn
Scott Hamilton – tenor saxophone
Ed Bickert – guitar
Gene Harris – piano
John Clayton – bass
Jimmie Smith – drums

Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California, August 1985

Quality: eac, flac, cue, log, artwork

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