Betty Carter

The Music Never Stops (JAZZ)

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The Music Never Stops

Betty Carter

Blue Engine

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DRJ 156766

JAZZ

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CD 14,04 €

'The Music Never Stops' is a beautiful piece of unheard history: an archival recording of a concert headlined by the late, great vocalist Betty Carter. Recorded in 1992, the show was a centerpiece of one of Jazz at Lincoln Center's earliest seasons. Carter titled the singular show 'The Music Never Stops,' because, well, the music never really stopped. She assembled three trios, a big band, and a string section on the stage and darted back and forth between the different ensembles, transitioning seamlessly and effortlessly between burning be-bop and deeply felt ballads, wearing out the musicians with her stamina. The album highlights the legendary Carter's many talents: her effortless way with a melody, her endlessly inventive improvisations, and her unparalleled ability to build both a narrative and a mood by spontaneously weaving jazz standards and her own genius material together.

PERSONNEL:

  • BETTY CARTER, vocals, accompanied by:
  • THE TRIOS:
  • Cyrus Chestnut – piano
  • Ariel Roland – bass
  • Clarence Penn – drums
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Lisle Atkinson – bass
  • Kenny Washington – drums
  • FEATURING:
  • Geri Allen – piano
  • Greg Hutchinson – drums
  • THE BIG BAND:
  • Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone
  • Rick Wald – alto saxophone
  • Alex Foster – tenor saxophone
  • Lou Marini – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Temperley – baritone saxophone
  • Art Baron – trombone
  • Robin Eubanks – trombone
  • Joe Randazzo – trombone
  • Lew Soloff – trumpet
  • Earl Gardner – trumpet
  • Ron Tooley – trumpet
  • Kamau Adilifu – trumpet
  • John Hicks – piano
  • Lisle Atkinson – bass
  • Kenny Washington – drums
  • THE STRING:
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Akua Dixon – cello
  • Julie Green – cello
  • Bruce Wang – cello
  • John Beal – bass
  • Dave Finck – bass

Recorded at Aaron Davis Hall, New York, March 29, 1992.

TRACKS:

  • 01. Ms. B.C.
  • 02. Make It Last
  • 03. 30 Years
  • 04. Why Him? / Where or When / What's New?
  • 05. Tight! / Mr. Gentleman
  • 06. Social Call
  • 07. Moonlight in Vermont
  • 08. The Good Life
  • 09. Bridges
  • 10. If I Should Lose You
  • 11. Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love
  • 12. Make Him Believe
  • 13. Frenesi