Frenesi - The Quintet Sessions 1946-1954
  • Benny Carter
    Benny Carter

Benny Carter

Frenesi - The Quintet Sessions 1946-1954

Blue Moon Jazz

Benny Carter (as), Oscar Peterson, Arnold Ross, Sonny White (p), Barney Kessel, Allan Reuss, Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown, Artie Bernstein (b), Nick Fatool, Bobby White, J.C. Heard, Buddy Rich (d)

Reference: BMCD 3032

Bar code: 8427328030328


01. The Moon Is Low (Brown-Freed) 3:32
02. Stairway To The Stars (Signorelli-Malneck-Parish) 3:10
03. Bye Bye Blues (Hamm-Bennett-Lown-Gray) 2:45
04. I Don't Why Know Why I Love You (Ahlert-Turk) 3:17
05. Moonglow (Hudson-DeLange-Mills) 2:53
06. Give Me Something To Remember You By (Dietz-Schwartz) 2:57
07. Lady Be Good (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:33
08. Deep Purple (DeRose-Parish) 3:59
09. Gone With The Wind (Wrubel-Magidson) 2:57
10. I Got It Bad [And That Ain't Good] (Ellington-Webster) 2:56
11. Long Ago And Far Away (Kern-Gershwin) 3:04
12. I've Got The World On A String (Arlen-Koehler) 3:19
13. Street Scene (Alfred Newman) 3:20 *
14. Imagination (Van Heusen-Burke) 3:32 *
15. Pick Yourself Up (Kern-Fields) 2:32 *
16. I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) 2:50 *
17. A Foogy Day (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:39
18. You Took Advantage Of Me (Rodgers-Hart) 3:32
19. Poinciana (Simon-Bernier-Lliso) 2:48
20. Prisioner Of Love (Columbo-Gaskill-Robin) 3:45
21. Frenesi (Domínguez) 4:36

Album details

Total time: 66:50 min.

Personnel on tracks #1-4:
Benny Carter (as), Arnold Ross (p), Allan Reuss (g), Artie Bernstein (b), Nick Fatool (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, April 1946

Personnel on tracks #5-8:
Benny Carter (as), Sonny White (p), Unknown (g), (b) and (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, April 22 1946

Personnel on tracks #9-16:
Benny Carter (as), Oscar Peterson (p), Barney Kessel (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich or J.C. Heard *(d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, 1952

Personnel on tracks #17-21:
Benny Carter (as), Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Bobby White (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, November 12, 1954

Compiled by J. Colina
Liner notes: Mike Baillie
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"This Blue Moon compilation makes available to the world a wonderful swatch of Benny Carter's quintet recordings, recorded under the supervision of Norman Granz in Los Angeles between April 1946 and November 1954. The saxophonist's rendering of "The Moon Is Low" stands as a perfect (and quite possibly deliberate) sequel to Fats Waller's multiple versions of the same song recorded several years earlier. Collectively, Carter is teamed with excellent players: guitarists Allan Reuss, Barney Kessel, and Herb Ellis; bassists Artie Bernstein and Ray Brown; drummers Bobby White, Buddy Rich, and J.C. Heard; as well as pianists Oscar Peterson, Arnold Ross, and Panama-born Ellerton Oswald, known professionally as Sonny White. Even given the unusual duration and diversity of his remarkable recording career, this must rate among the essential Benny Carter compilations. His stunning virtuosity places Carter in the company of Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, and Charlie Parker in the jazz evolution of the alto saxophone."

Arwulf Arwulf -All Music Guide


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