Album Details

RELEASE
1992
LABEL
Verve
GENRES
Vocal Music, Bop, Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop, Swing, Soul Jazz

Album Review

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.
Ron Wynn, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Naima's Love Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/its-not-about-the-melody/id44372480?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Stay as Sweet as You Arehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/its-not-about-the-melody/id44372480?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Make Him Believehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/make-him-believe/id44372480?i=44372493&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. I Should Carehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-should-care/id44372480?i=44372496&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Once upon a Summertimehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/once-upon-a-summertime/id44372480?i=44372502&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. You Go to My Headhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/you-go-to-my-head/id44372480?i=44372508&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. In the Still of the Nighthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/in-the-still-of-the-night/id44372480?i=44372513&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. When It's Sleepy Time Down Southhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/its-not-about-the-melody/id44372480?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. The Love We Had Yesterdayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/its-not-about-the-melody/id44372480?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Dip Baghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/its-not-about-the-melody/id44372480?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. You're Mine, Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/its-not-about-the-melody/id44372480?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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