By Morroe Berger
This amazing two-volume paintings was once hailed as a milestone of jazz literature while it was once initially released in 1982. analyzing either his musical and cultural value, the authors current the existence and profession of Benny Carter, some of the most very important and flexible figures in jazz. in past times 20 years, Carter, in his eighties and nineties, persevered to extend his musical realm. during this re-creation, Edward Berger has introduced the unheard of Carter saga into the hot millennium, including insider bills of excursions, significant concert events, recordings, and different unique occasions. furthermore, the recent paintings finds extra of the reticent Carter's advanced personality and perspectives, gleaned from hundreds of thousands of hours of interviews and conversations. The accompanying annotated discography, some of the most finished ever dedicated to the paintings of a unmarried musician, has been completely revised and up-to-date. Dozens of latest and formerly unpublished photos were additional.
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