Album Review: 'Feed the Fire' (1994) 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… Betty Carter Country
Music Review

Album Review: 'Feed the Fire' (1994)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Betty Carter; Genre: Country

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 Oct 14, 1994 Published in issue #244 Oct 14, 1994 Order article reprints