To say that Benny Carter had a remarkable and productive career would be an extreme understatement. As an alto sax player, arranger, composer, bandleader and occasional trumpeter, Carter was at the top of his field from at least 1928 right up to the late '90s. This 4CD set follows Carter's amazing career from 1930 through to 1952. In that time his bands ranged from small groups up to full big bands and included the likes of Teddy Wilson, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson and Dexter Gordon. Carter moved from the US to England in the late '30s and recorded sessions both there, in Denmark and in France (with Django Reindhart) before moving back to the US. This Proper Box set includes a 52 page illustrated booklet, with full discography and liner notes that tell this amazing musician's full story.