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It's Not About the Melody


Download links and information about It's Not About the Melody by Betty Carter. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:10:48 minutes.

Artist: Betty Carter
Release date: 1992
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:10:48
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No. Title Length
1. Naima's Love Song 8:25
2. Stay As Sweet As You Are 7:10
3. Make Him Believe 5:08
4. I Should Care 3:24
5. Once Upon a Summertime 5:57
6. You Go to My Head 5:32
7. In the Still of the Night 4:06
8. When It's Sleepy Time Down South 7:44
9. The Love We Had Yesterday 7:15
10. Dip Bag 8:55
11. You're Mine You 7:12



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.