Benny Carter: Street Scene

Track

Street Scene

Artist

Benny Carter (alto sax)

CD

Cosmopolite (Verve 314 521 673-2)

Buy Track

Musicians:

Benny Carter (alto sax), Oscar Peterson (piano), Barney Kessel (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), J.C. Heard (drums).

Composed by Alfred Newman

.

Recorded: Los Angeles, December 4, 1952

Albumcoverbennycarter-cosmopolite

Rating: 95/100 (learn more)

Fade in. Street scene. Big city. Rain slicked. Deserted corner. Wee hours. Neon flashing. Deep shadows. Film noir. Music up. Benny Carter. Silky sax. Oscar Peterson. Tinkling piano. Reeks atmosphere. Lonesome sailor. Shore leave. Slightly tipsy. Strikes match. Lights cigarette. Jaded blonde. High heels. Red dress. Cheap perfume. Glances exchanged. Dim interior. Tawdry hotel. Night clerk. Shabby room. Quick embrace. Lipstick smeared. Torn nylons. Music fades. Door pounding. Jealous lover. Harsh words. Gun produced. Brief scuffle. Shot fired. Distant sirens. Slow dissolve. Street scene. Rain slicked. Deserted corner. Neon doused. Dawn breaks. Music up. Benny Carter. Silky sax. Fade out.

Reviewer: Alan Kurtz

If you liked this track, also check out


Related Links

Remembering Benny Carter by arnold jay smith




Tags: ·


Comments are closed.