Benny Carter - American Jazz Orchestra - Recording Sessions
In 1987, Benny Carter collaborated with the American Jazz Orchestra for a Feb. 26 concert at Cooper Union in NYC, and a recording for MusicMasters (Central City Sketches) at Clinton Studios in New York, March 1-2. The Orchestra was founded by Gary Giddins (Artistic Director) and John Lewis (Musical Director). These photos were taken at the recording sessions.

See the rehearsal photos here:

The AJO Orchestra members:

Trumpets: John Eckert, Virgil Jones, Bob Millikan, Marvin Stamm
Trombones: Eddie Bert. Jack Jeffers, Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman
Saxophones: Bill Easley, John Purcell (altos); Loren Schoenberg, Lew Tabackin (tenors); Danny Bank (baritone)
Piano: Dick Katz, John Lewis
Guitar: Remo Palmier
Bass: Ron Carter
Drums: Mel Lewis
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