Blues in Benny Carter’s Heart — CRAIG BUHLER JAZZ

January 16, 2021

Benny Carter blessed us with an amazing solo on the 1938 recording of his composition “Blues in My Heart.”   The entire performance is miraculous, but one four-bar passage in particular knocked me out, prompting me to shed that phrase in all 12 keys.  Here’s the lick: https://cbjazz.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/benny-carter-just-the-lick.mp3 Benny’s rhythmic vitality propels the piece, his melodic […]

Blues in Benny Carter’s Heart — CRAIG BUHLER JAZZ