MUSICIAN

Benny Carter

1907 - 2003

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Bennett Lester Carter (August 8, 1907 – July 12, 2003) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. With Johnny Hodges, he was a pioneer on the alto saxophone. From the beginning of his career in the 1920s, he worked as an arranger including written charts for Fletcher Henderson's big band that shaped the swing style. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benny Carter has received more than 269,084 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Benny Carter is the 863rd most popular musician (down from 820th in 2019), the 4,308th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,986th in 2019) and the 309th most popular American Musician.

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  • 270k

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  • 61.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Benny Carter ranks 863 out of 2,675Before him are Chaka Khan, Carl Tausig, Sabicas, Herbert Grönemeyer, Ralph Kirkpatrick, and Rita Lee. After him are Johann Gottfried Piefke, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ruggiero Ricci, Alice, Big Bill Broonzy, and Pinchas Zukerman.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1907, Benny Carter ranks 175Before him are Blagoje Marjanović, Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Sándor Veress, Jean Aerts, Jean Carzou, and Juan Carlos Corazzo. After him are Janusz Kusociński, Gordon Douglas, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Mariam Aslamazian, Lydia Chukovskaya, and Georges Speicher. Among people deceased in 2003, Benny Carter ranks 156Before him are Veikko Hakulinen, Herma Bauma, Albert Batteux, Noel Redding, Aleksandar Tišma, and Ahmadou Kourouma. After him are Art Carney, Garrett Hardin, Hope Lange, Marc-Vivien Foé, Christopher Hill, and Rachel Kempson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Benny Carter ranks 4,308 out of 15,968Before him are MC Hammer (1962), Kathleen Quinlan (1954), Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911), Ralph Boston (1939), Loretta Lynn (1932), and Randy Orton (1980). After him are John Mearsheimer (1947), Zelda Rubinstein (1933), James Drury (1934), John Henry Holland (1929), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935), and Walter Hunt (1796).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Benny Carter ranks 309Before him are Krist Novoselic (1965), Daron Malakian (1975), Michael Brecker (1949), Ray Barretto (1929), Chaka Khan (1953), and Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911). After him are Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935), Ruggiero Ricci (1918), Big Bill Broonzy (1903), Yusef Lateef (1920), Bucky Pizzarelli (1926), and Art Farmer (1928).