(2005) In The Mood For Swing

Benny Carter

... read moreAll 11 of the songs are somewhat obscure and therefore fresh Carter compositions ("Summer Serenade" is perhaps the best-known) and Dizzy Gillespie sits in with the group for three songs. But even with Gillespie, guitarist Howard Alden and pianist Roland Hanna, the solo star throughout is the ageless...

01:06′:40″ 11 Songs

1
Benny Carter
I'm In The Mood For Swing
6:53
2
Benny Carter
Another Time, Another Place
6:22
3
Benny Carter
The Courtship
4:38
4
Benny Carter
Rock Me To Sleep
5:17
5
Benny Carter
Janel
5:30
6
Benny Carter
The Romp
5:53
7
Benny Carter
Summer Serenade
5:00
8
Benny Carter
Not So Blue
7:26
9
Benny Carter
You, Only You
6:44
10
Benny Carter
Blue Moonlight
6:13
11
Benny Carter
South Side Samba
6:44
Released 01 January 2005, ℗ MusicMasters

Review

All 11 of the songs are somewhat obscure and therefore fresh Carter compositions ("Summer Serenade" is perhaps the best-known) and Dizzy Gillespie sits in with the group for three songs. But even with Gillespie, guitarist Howard Alden and pianist Roland Hanna, the solo star throughout is the ageless Benny Carter, who at the age of 80 still seemed to be improving. ~ Scott Yanow