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Feed the Fire The most original jazz singer alive, Carter usually works with promising newcomers. But in these live performances, she uses players who've fulfilled...Feed the FireCountry The most original jazz singer alive, Carter usually works with promising newcomers. But in these live performances, she uses players who've fulfilled...1994-10-14
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Feed the Fire

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Betty Carter; Producer (group): Verve; Status: In Season

The most original jazz singer alive, Carter usually works with promising newcomers. But in these live performances, she uses players who’ve fulfilled their promise. Pianist Geri Allen blazes on the title tune, bassist Dave Holland matches Carter’s otherworldliness on ”Day Dream,” and drummer Jack DeJohnette challenges her in a duel of pure improvisation on ”What Is This Tune?” B+

Originally posted October 14 1994 — 12:00 AM EDT

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