Benny Carter

Benny Carter

Legendary jazz musician
Get up from the piano ... Oscar is in the house. Who wants to be at the piano when Oscar is there? Find something else to do.More Benny Carter quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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]
In all honesty, I think I just played what I felt was right for me. And I think I would have done the same thing, even if I'd been born later, when Charlie Parker was influencing everybody. The truth is, I never gave it much thought. I just played what I had to play.More Benny Carter quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I took the eye test and passed it on the spot. Then, when he asked me to sign something, I pulled out my reading glasses.More Benny Carter quotes [05/30/2012 03:05:23]
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]

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