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My Man Benny, My Man Phil is an album by saxophonist/composers Benny Carter and Phil Woods recorded in 1989 and released by the MusicMasters label.[1][2]

My Man Benny, My Man Phil
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Studio album by
RecordedOctober 18 & 19, 1988
StudioRCA Recording Studio, New York City, NY
CIJD 60196Y
ProducerEd Berger
Benny Carter chronology
Cookin' at Carlos I
My Man Benny, My Man Phil
All That Jazz: Live at Princeton
Phil Woods chronology
Embraceble You
My Man Benny, My Man Phil
Phil's Mood


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

AllMusic reviewer Scott Yanow stated "It is extremely difficult to believe that Benny Carter was 82 years old at the time of this recording, for his strong sound (nothing feeble about his playing) and fertile ideas on alto make him sound as if he were a contemporary of Phil Woods, who was born 24 years later. Together Carter and Woods form a mutual-admiration society ... A special and relaxed but occasionally hard-swinging date, this Music Masters CD is quite enjoyable".[3]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Benny Carter except where noted

  1. "Reet's Neet" (Phil Woods) – 6:21
  2. "Just A Mood (II)" – 6:37
  3. "Sultry Serenade" (Tyree Glenn) – 6:20
  4. "We Were in Love" – 4:54
  5. "My Man Benny" (Woods) – 6:46
  6. "My Man Phil" – 4:34
  7. "Just A Mood (I)" – 6:47
  8. "M.A. Blues" – 7:52
  9. "People Time" – 4:22
  10. "I'm Just Wild About Harry" (Eubie Blake, Noble Sissle) – 5:39



  1. ^ Encilopedia del Jazz: Benny Carter, accessed June 7, 2019
  2. ^ Benny Carter: Selected Discography - Bibliography, accessed June 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Benny Carter: My Man Benny, My Man Phil – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 7, 2019.