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Betty Carter & Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

05/16/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate the birthday of the Betty Carter, a vocalist with a style that pushes boundaries but is very musical. She always led a band with young, up and coming musicians and ran her own record label. We also review some of the artists coming to the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival June 1-10.



All Of You
Artist Name: Bill Evans Trio
Composer: Cole Porter
Soloists: Bill Evans-Piano ; Scott LaFaro-Bass ; Paul Motian-Drums
CD/Album: Sunday At The Village Vanguard
Record co./Cat #: Riverside 9376
Release Year: 1961


What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Artist Name: Dianne Reeves
Composer: D. Kent, D. Stewart
Soloists: Dianne Reeves-Vocals ; Peter Martin-Piano
CD/Album: A Little Moonlight
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 80252 2
Release Year: 2003
Note: June 9th- Burl. Discover Jazz Festival


Moon River
Artist Name: Jonathan Batiste
Composer: Henry Mancini
Soloists: Jonathan Batiste-Piano
CD/Album: Live In New York: At The Rubin Museum Of Art
Record co./Cat #: Batiste Records
Release Year: 2006


Theme For Kareem
Artist Name: Christian Mcbride & Inside Straight
Composer: Freddie Hubbard
Soloists: Christian McBride-Bass ; Carl Allen-Drums ; Eric Reed-Piano ; Steve Wilson-Alto Sax ; Warren Wolf, Jr.-Vibes
CD/Album: Kind Of Brown
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1047
Release Year: 2009
Note: June 8-Burl. Discover Jazz Festival


Sometimes I'm Happy
Artist Name: Betty Carter & Carmen McRae
Composer: Youmans, Grey, Caesar
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals ; Carmen McRae-Vocals
CD/Album: The Betty Carter - Carmen McRae Duets
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 529 579-2
Release Year: 1996
Note: Birthday: Betty Carter


Artist Name: Gary Smulyan
Composer: Don Patterson, Sonny Stitt
Soloists: Gary Smulyan-Baritone Sax ; Peter Bernstein-Guitar ; Mike LeDonne-Hammond B3
CD/Album: Smul's Paradise
Record co./Cat #: Capri Records 74113-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Red Top
Artist Name: King Pleasure & Betty Carter
Composer: Hampton, Kynard
Soloists: King Pleasure-Vocals ; Betty Carter-Vocals
CD/Album: The Bebop Singers
Record co./Cat #: Prestige 24216-2
Release Year: 1952
Note: Birthday: Betty Carter 5.16.1930


Woody N' You
Artist Name: Mark Sherman
Composer: Dizzy Gillespie
Soloists: Mark Sherman-Vibes
CD/Album: The L.A. Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Miles High Records 8617
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Compared To That
Artist Name: Brian Bromberg
Composer: Brian Bromberg
Soloists: Brian Bromberg-Bass
CD/Album: Compared To That
Record co./Cat #: Artistry Music 7028
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


So What
Artist Name: Chano Dominguez
Composer: Miles Davis
Soloists: Chano Dominguez-Piano
CD/Album: Flamenco Sketches
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 79453 2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


The Man I Love
Artist Name: Betty Carter
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals ; Benny Green-Piano ; Don Braden-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Look What I Got!
Record co./Cat #: Verve/BetCar 835 661-2
Release Year: 1988
Note: Birthday: Betty Carter 5.16.1930


Artist Name: Lynne Arriale
Composer: Lynne Arriale
Soloists: Lynne Arriale-Piano
CD/Album: Solo
Record co./Cat #: Motema Music 83
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Quiet Time
Artist Name: Richard Todd
Composer: Richard Todd
Soloists: Richard Todd-French Horn ; Billy Childs-Piano
CD/Album: With A Twist
Record co./Cat #: RCM Jazz 12005
Release Year: 2002


Artist Name: Melody Gardot
Composer: Melody Gardot
Soloists: Melody Gardot-Vocals, Guitar, Piano
CD/Album: The Absence
Record co./Cat #: Decca/Verve B0016816-02
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Just The Two Of Us
Artist Name: Stephane Grapelli & Toots Thielemans
Composer: Simpson, Thompson
Soloists: Stephane Grapelli-Violin ; Toots Thielemans-Harmonica
CD/Album: Bringing It Together
Record co./Cat #: LiSem Enterprises 801
Release Year: 2011
Note: New Reissue


Heavy Henry
Artist Name: Evan Christopher, Tom McDermott
Composer: Tom McDermott
Soloists: Tom McDermott-Piano ; Evan Christopher-Clarinet
CD/Album: Treme Season 2
Record co./Cat #: Rounder/HBO 9130-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New


Moonlight In Vermont
Artist Name: Betty Carter, Ray Bryant
Composer: J. Blackburn-K. Suessdorf
Soloists: Betty Carter-Vocals ; Ray Bryant-Piano
CD/Album: Meet Betty Carter And Ray Bryant
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 64936
Release Year: 1955
Note: Birthday: Betty Carter 5.16.1930


Artist Name: Steve Kuhn Trio
Composer: Steve Kuhn
Soloists: Steve Kuhn-Piano ; Steve Swallow-Bass ; Joey Baron-Drums
CD/Album: Wisteria
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2257
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
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