The Legacy of Benny Carter
This album is the fourth in a series of recordings by The United States Army Field Band honoring the lives and music of individuals who have made significant contributions to jazz. The Legacy of Benny Carter honors a man universally respected by his peers but unknown to many Americans. Carter was a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and film scorer who continues to influence jazz even today, almost eighty years after his first recording session. This album is but a small portion of Carter's musical legacy to the American public. Representing some of the finest musical talent in America, The United States Army Field Band is known around the world as "The Musical Ambassadors of the Army". The Legacy of Benny Carter features some of Carter's greatest works including I'm in the Mood for Swing and Key Largo. Honoring the memory and innumerable musical contributions of Benny Carter, this album is both inspiring and captivating.