40 minutes of the indomitable Ms. Carter. Her 11th studio outing, and her last with Roulette, featured John Hicks on piano and Walter Booker, and was produced by Fred Bailin.
Her voice and improvisational skills made her a superlative jazz singer, some regard her as the best, though several (including Betty Carter) could lay claim to that accolade. She sang with the best of her generation, Dizzie Gilespie, Charlie Parker, Lional Hampton, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Mingus and Sonny Rollins, although her penchant for improvisation lead to Lionel Hampton sacking her seven times from his band in under three years.
Her career continued to ever greater hights through to her premature death at 69 in 1998, and in 1997 she was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton which she considered o be her most important award she received of the many hundreds that she earned in her lifetime. She was responsible for recruiting and promoting much young talent as well as her own, and it says much of her that so much of the praise made of her talent is by her piers.
1 Music Maestro, Please / Swing Brother Swing 4:29
2 I Was Telling Him About You 5:04
3 Wagon Wheels 7:13
4 New Blues (You Purr) 5:25
1 Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love 3:03
2 Making Dreams Come True 2:55
3 Open The Door 4:36
4 Just Friends / Star Eyes (Medley) 4:35
5 No More Words 7:04
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