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Benny Carter Helped Develop the Language of Swing.

Jazz Critic Kevin Whitehead pays tribute to Benny Carter, the elder statesman of the alto saxophone. He reviews the new American Jazz Orchestra recording of Carter compositions, featuring Carter, pianist John Lewis and bassist Ron Carter, among others.

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Other segments from the episode on January 18, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 18, 1988: Interview with Vincent Harding; Review of Benny Carter and American Jazz Orchestra's album "Central City Sketches"; Interview with Ray Sharkey; Review of…

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