Benny Carter

Benny Carter

Legendary jazz musician
I didn't know Charlie Parker well, but I spent some time with him, and he was articulate and well-spoken with a lot of curiosity about music and the world. But the only way he seems to be depicted is as a junkie. And that's not the full picture.More Benny Carter quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Leonard Feather... was the one who arranged for me to come to London to work for the BBC, and we remained friends until Leonard passed away in 1994.More Benny Carter quotes [05/30/2012 03:05:55]
I didn't know Charlie Parker well, but I spent some time with him, and he was articulate and well-spoken with a lot of curiosity about music and the world. But the only way he seems to be depicted is as a junkie. And that's not the full picture.More Benny Carter quotes [05/30/2012 03:05:39]
And you know, Doc Cheatham could play saxophone too. A lot of people don't know about that. There's also someone down at the University of Miami who made a big-band recording in which he played all the parts, except for the drums.More Benny Carter quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It (Strayhorn's Compositions) made us all think a little differently about what we were doingMore Benny Carter quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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