He participated in workshops, master classes, and seminars
at many institutions, and spent several semesters as a visiting
professor at Princeton which awarded him an honorary doctorate
in 1974 (he has received similar honors from Rutgers, Harvard,
and the New England Conservatory).
In the 1980s, Carter continued all of these activities and
added some more. He wrote several extended works including Glasgow
Suite, which he premiered at the Glasgow Festival in 1987,
Central City Sketches (premiered in concert with the
American Jazz Orchestra in 1987), and Good Vibes (premiered
at Lincoln Center).
In 1987, he recorded Central City Sketches for MusicMasters
Records, beginning a long relationship which resulted in some
14 albums for the company over the next decade. Carter recorded
in evry conceivable setting, from duets to combined jazz and
Musical Selection: "Squatty Roo" from
Benny Carter Live and Well in Japan, Pablo 0JCCD-736-2.