Benny Carter Jazz Giant (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) 180g LP

Benny Carter

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180g Vinyl LP!
Part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series!
All-Analog Mastering from the Original Tapes by Bernie Grundman!
Pressed at QRP!

Analog Planet Rated 9/11 Music, 10/11 Sonics!

Released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series celebrating 70 years of Contemporary Records, saxophonist Benny Carter's Jazz Giant album features performances by André Previn, Shelly Manne, Barney Kessel and Ben Webster, amongst others. First released in 1958 and recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann, this new edition features ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman. The record is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP and presented in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket.

This timeless music is beyond the simple categories of 'swing' or 'bop' and should just be called 'classic.'
-Scott Yanow,, 4.5/5 stars
This new 180g vinyl pressing of Jazz Giant is excellent, thick, dark, and well-centered. Attention to detail is everything on a reissue like this, and the producers made sure to include period-accurate labels — not exact, but still pretty darn close. Also, the cover is constructed similarly to the original, so the album feels like the real deal. In fact, since this reissue feels and sounds so good, I'm wondering if I even need to keep my original pressing at this point. This edition will no doubt be my go-to 'play' copy from here on out. The bottom line with Jazz Giant is this — if you like classic, timeless jazz sounds featuring some of the best musicians of the period, this Benny Carter album should be instantly added to your must-have and must-listen-to list.
-Mark Smotroff, Analog Planet, Music 9/11, Sound 10/11


  • Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series
  • 180g Vinyl
  • All-Analog Mastering from the Original Tapes by Bernie Grundman
  • Pressed at QRP
  • Stoughton Old-Style Tip-On Jacket


Benny Carter alto sax, trumpet
Ben Webster tenor sax
Frank Rosolino trombone
André Previn piano
Jimmy Rowles piano
Barney Kessel guitar
Leroy Vinnegar bass
Shelly Manne drums


Side 1:

  1. Old Fashioned Love
  2. I'm Coming Virginia
  3. A Walkin' Thing

Side 2:

  1. Blue Lou
  2. Ain't She Sweet
  3. How Can You Lose
  4. Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me

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