Betty Carter - Inside Betty Carter (1964-65)

Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 45:19 | Size: 99.90 MB | MP3 320 kbps
1. This Is Always
2. Look No Further
3. Beware My Heart
4. My Favorite Things
5. Some Other Time
6. Open the Door
7. Spring Can Really Hang You up the Most
8. Something Big
9. New England (bonus track)
10. The Moon is Low (bonus track)
11. Once in Your Life (bonus track)
12. It's a Big Wide Wonderful World (bonus track)
13. There Is No Greater Love (bonus track)
14. You're a Sweetheart (bonus track)
15. Isn't it Romantic? (bonus track)
Betty Carter - vocals
Harold Mabern - piano
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Roy McCurdy - drums
Kenny Burrell - guitar

Recorded at Sound Makers, New York, New York in April 1964 and Regent Sound, New York, New York on March 4 & May 26, 1965.
These recordings can be considered the final ones of Betty Carter's early period for, by the time she next appeared on record (in 1969), the singer was much more adventurous in her improvisations. This CD reissues eight selections from Carter's rather brief 1964 Roulette LP (under 26 minutes), plus it adds seven previously unissued numbers from 1965. On the former date Carter (who is quite memorable on "This Is Always," "Some Other Time," and "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most") is accompanied by pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Roy McCurdy, while the "new" session ("There Is No Greater Love" and "You're a Sweetheart" are the standouts) features guitarist Kenny Burrell plus an unknown rhythm section in the backup band. Highly recommended to Betty Carter fans and to those listeners who find her later work somewhat forbidding.

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