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    Benny Carter When lights are Low

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    When Lights are Low Carter Benny 1985

    Benny Carter in Copenhagen
    From a club concert in Copenhagen in 1985 we see a jam with Benny Carter alto sax, Red Norvo on vibes and Ed Thigpan 0n drums. On piano is Horace Parlan and the bassist is Jesper Lundgaard
    Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 -- July 12, 2003) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s, and was recognised as such by other jazz musicians who called him King.
    Red Norvo (31 March 1908- 6 April 1999) was one of jazz's early vibraphonists. He helped establish the xylophone and later the vibraphone as viable jazz instruments.
    Norvo's career began in Chicago with a band called "The Collegians", in 1925. He played with many other bands, including an all-marimba band on the vaudeville circuit, and the bands of Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, and Woody Herman. Norvo recorded with Mildred Bailey (his wife), Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, among others. Together, Red and Mildred were known as "Mr. and Mrs. Swing." He also appeared in the film Screaming Mimi (1958), playing himself.
    Born in Pittsburgh, Horace Parlan studied piano from the age of 12 and after suffering from polio developed a strong left-hand technique.