Michael Ullman on jazz

Carter, Betty
May 1978
New Republic;5/27/78, Vol. 178 Issue 21, p23
Chronicles the life and career of Betty Carter, a jazz singer. Performances with tenor saxophonist Ben Webster and singers, Miles Davis and Ray Charles; Childhood; Musical influences; Turning point in her career when she won in an amateur contest in Detroit, Michigan; Tour performance with the Lionel Hampton band; Alto saxophonist Bobby Plater's teaching of music to Carter; Regular performance at the Apollo Bar in New York City.


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