It's Not About the Melody

It's Not About the Melody

by Betty Carter
     
 

A song's melody is simply a reference point and a beginning for Carter; she takes words and inverts, probes and extends them, embellishes themes, changes moods and alters rhythms. She's a vocal improviser in a manner few have equaled, and if her voice lacks the clarity and timbre of the all-time greats, she's more than compensated with incredible timing, flexibility… See more details below

Overview

A song's melody is simply a reference point and a beginning for Carter; she takes words and inverts, probes and extends them, embellishes themes, changes moods and alters rhythms. She's a vocal improviser in a manner few have equaled, and if her voice lacks the clarity and timbre of the all-time greats, she's more than compensated with incredible timing, flexibility and power. Throughout this 11-track effort, Carter's vocals direct and steer the responses of pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Ariel J. Roland and drummer Lewis Nash. It was yet another memorable outing for Betty Carter, an all-time great.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/1992
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451387029
catalogNumber:
513870

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Betty Carter   Primary Artist
John Hicks   Piano
Walter Booker   Bass
Craig Handy   Tenor Saxophone
Lewis Nash   Drums
Jeff "Tain" Watts   Drums
Cyrus Chestnut   Piano
Christian McBride   Bass
Mulgrew Miller   Piano
Clarence Penn   Drums
Ariel J. Roland   Bass

Technical Credits

Betty Carter   Producer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Troy Halderson   Digital Editing
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Eddie Barclay   Composer
Scott Hull   Digital Editing
Étsuko Iseki   Art Direction
Eddy Marnay   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >