Benny Carter played alto saxophone and trumpet, in addition to arranging, composing, and educating. Carter played with Earl Hines, Fletcher Henderson, and others. He also led his own band, which included Miles Davis, J. J. Johnson, and Max Roach.
There are internationally known jazz artists depicted in this exhibition, among them Mr. Benny Carter, who in a recent Downbeat Magazine poll of world critics received the highest number of votes for "the greatest living jazz player on any instrument." -- John Falter
pencil and tempera paint on colored paper, 1971
The radiating lines around Carter's head have an energetic, spontaneous quality that is somewhat lacking in his print of the same subject.
Donor: John P. Falter Collection
lithograph, from the "Jazz from Life" series, 1971
In contrast to the drawing of Carter, the lines of the print seem more controlled, leaving the face slightly detached and less integrated into the overall composition.
Donor: Cliff's Notes, Inc.