Betty Carter's Finest Hour

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This collection of Betty Carter's Verve material may not literally be her finest hour of recorded music, but it is easily her finest hour of recordings for the labels associated with Verve, which include not only her later Verve recordings, but also those on ABC from the early 1960s. There are 14 cuts on the set, including such well-known Carter performances as "In the Still of the Night," her theme, "Open the Door" "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Dropping Things," "Tight," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and others. This is a solid selection of Carter's artistry. It's true that she recorded for so many labels that a complete introduction is almost impossible, but this will ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This collection of Betty Carter's Verve material may not literally be her finest hour of recorded music, but it is easily her finest hour of recordings for the labels associated with Verve, which include not only her later Verve recordings, but also those on ABC from the early 1960s. There are 14 cuts on the set, including such well-known Carter performances as "In the Still of the Night," her theme, "Open the Door" "What a Little Moonlight Can Do," "Dropping Things," "Tight," "You're Driving Me Crazy," and others. This is a solid selection of Carter's artistry. It's true that she recorded for so many labels that a complete introduction is almost impossible, but this will serve both fans and beginners well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2003
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 731458977827
  • Catalog Number: 589778

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Betty Carter Primary Artist, Vocals
Stephen Scott Piano
Kenny Dorham Trumpet
Gigi Gryce Alto Saxophone
John Hicks Piano
Sam Jones Bass
Wynton Kelly Piano
Melba Liston Trombone
Jerome Richardson Flute, Bassoon, Tenor Saxophone
Norman Simmons Piano
Don Braden Tenor Saxophone
Curtis Lundy Bass
Al Harewood Drums
Ray Copeland Trumpet
Kenny Washington Drums
Craig Handy Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Nash Drums
Marc Cary Piano
Cyrus Chestnut Piano
Ira Coleman Bass
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Eric Gunnison Piano
Winard Harper Drums
Freddie Hubbard Trumpet
Jim Hughart Bass
Chipper Lyles Drums
Tarus Mateen Bass
Carmen McRae Vocals
Danny Mixon Piano
Peck Morrison Bass
Khalid Moss Piano
Jimmy Powell Alto Saxophone
Ariel J. Roland Bass
Sahib Shihab Baritone Saxophone
Buster Williams Bass
Specs Wright Drums
Lisle Atkinson Bass
Technical Credits
Betty Carter Producer
Ray Copeland Arranger
J.J. Johnson Composer
Carmen McRae Producer
Allan Tucker Mastering
Lee Tanner Cover Photo
Hollis King Art Direction
Tom Bradshaw Producer
Ken Druker Executive Producer
Stephanie Stein Crease Notes Editing
Paul Lombardi Package Layout
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