Jazz Library - Benny Carter

Saxophonist, trumpeter, singer, bandleader and arranger Benny Carter was one of the most complete musicians in jazz history, able to turn his talents to almost any challenge. In a recording career of eight decades, there are numerous highlights, and his friend and colleague Ken Mathieson joins Alyn Shipton to select the best. As well as Carter's European discs from the 1930s with his British band and with Django Reinhardt, the programme explores his big bands, his small group work, and his collaborations with the likes of Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson.