Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Benny Carter - B.B.B. & Co.

One of Benny Carter's last jazz recordings before he became totally immersed in writing for the studios, this set matches his alto and trumpet with tenor great Ben Webster, clarinetist Barney Bigard and trumpeter Shorty Sherock on a pair of lengthy blues and Carter's "Lula" and "When Lights Are Low." All of the swing all-stars are in fine form, making one wish that they were not being so neglected by critics and fans alike during this era; Webster soon left the U.S. permanently for Europe. Although not essential, this set is fun.
Scott Yanow
Soure :

Benny Carter
B.B.B. & Co.


1 Opening Blues (Feather) 10:14
2 Lula (Carter) 7:46
3 When Lights Are Low (Carter, Williams) 4:46
4 You Can't Tell the Difference
when the Sun Goes Down Blues (Feather) 12:07

Benny Carter - as & tp
Ben Webster - ts
Barney Bigard - cl
Shorty Sherock - tp
Jimmy Rowles - p
Dave Barbour - g
Leroy Vinnegar - b
Mel Lewis - dr

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; April 10, 1962


Melanchthon said...

Orbyt said...

Benny Carter alone makes this essential, add Webster and the under-recorded Dave Barbour... Highly recommended!

J said...

Not an album I know, but look forward to hearing it. Thanks Mel - great blog

reindeer man said...

Nice set, thanks for the upgrade. All those B's and a Shorty Sherock too.

Scoredaddy said...

great lineup of musicians. can't miss this one! thanks

GuitarGus said...

Thanks Mel
Another gem from the masters of swing and good blowing

Jorge Rubén Sosa said...

Gracias Mel. Thanks Mel
Reggards from Patagonia Argentina. Saludos desde la Patagonia Argentina.

Baron said...

Thanks Mel ... good to hear Carter playing trumpet as well ... Baron

Baron said...

Thanks Mel ... good to hear Carter playing trumpet as well ... Baron

Nick said...

Saw a mention of this on Mosaic Records' tumblr -- would you be willing to repost this, please?

Anonymous said...

please repost

Karl K said...

Could you plese re-upload this album to a server that does NOT require you buy a premium account to obtain it? ZippyShare or SendSpace or Mega or anywhere but that UseNet site!
Many thanks, Mel!