This film is a profile of jazz composer and musician, Benny Carter, which features discussions about his music and being a performer during the Civil Rights movement. Benny Carter: Symphony in Riffs provides a comprehensive overview of the life and career of jazz saxophonist Benny Carter. Widely known as one of the originators of the big band sound, Carter's influence can still be heard in modem jazz and big band performances.
Narrated by Burt Lancaster
Anacapa Productions (1989)
Burt Lancaster (narrator), Benny Carter, Nat `King' Cole, Billie Holiday