Benny Carter

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Benny Carter

Benny Carter

At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself.More Benny Carter [09/27/2011 11:09:23]
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 [05/30/2012 03:05:23]
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 [05/30/2012 03:05:30]
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 [05/30/2012 03:05:39]
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 [05/30/2012 03:05:48]
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 [05/30/2012 03:05:55]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
At my age, I realize that my most precious possession is time, and I've got too much unfinished work to do to spend even a minute talking about myself.More Benny Carter [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [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 [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 [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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It (Strayhorn's Compositions) made us all think a little differently about what we were doingMore Benny Carter [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He's no Bill Clinton!More Benny Carter [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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