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Barbara Carroll

Barbara Carroll - pianist, composer, vocalist The elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist Barbara Carroll is regarded as one of today’s most fascinating purveyors of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. Equally at home in a concert hall or intimate music room, she connects with her audience through the passion, joy and emotional power of her performances. Her inventive piano playing and unique vocal sound transforms composition by Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn or Thelonious Monk into her own art with emotional directness and respect for the tunes and their possibilities. Noted jazz critic Leonard Feather declared that she was "the first girl to play bop piano," and People Magazine recently wrote: “Barbara Carroll’s jazz pianism is the subtlest and most intricate that New York has to offer.” Ms

ARTICLE: RADIO

No Ordinary Love - Celebrating Jazz Aquarians Barbara Carroll, Etta James and Sade Adu

Read "No Ordinary Love - Celebrating Jazz Aquarians Barbara Carroll, Etta James and Sade Adu" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week our playlist includes new releases by pianists Yelena Eckemoff and Marina Albero, trumpetist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, and trombonist Audrey Ochoa, plus birthday shout outs to Etta James, Barbara Carroll, Sade, Mariah Parker, Adi Meyerson, Kate McGarry, Lizz Wright, Peter Eldridge, Cheryl Bentyne and Chelsea McBride, among others. Also a nod to Mary Lou Williams, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Songs to Aging Children Come

Read "Songs to Aging Children Come" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we celebrate new releases by vocalist Cyrille Aimee, pianist Betty Bryant, saxophonist Jazmin Ghent and we give a look at some interesting old and new duets of songs by Joni Mitchell, including a new single by Carol Lipnik and Rachelle Garniez in the final hour. Then some shout outs to Barbara Carroll, Etta James, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Barbara Carroll (RCA Years)

Barbara Carroll (RCA Years)

In February, just after pianist Barbara Carroll's death, I posted a tribute in which I focused on the grace of her chord voicings and swing time in the early 1950s. From 1954 to 1956, she was with RCA and recorded five superb albums. Prior to these dates in the '50s, Carroll recorded 10-inch albums for the ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Barbara Carroll (1925-2017)

Barbara Carroll (1925-2017)

Barbara Carroll, a gifted jazz and pop pianist who made a name for herself in New York in the 1940s as a standout bop player with a proclivity for block chords and impeccable time, died on Feb. 12. She was 92. Carroll came up at a time when most skilled female jazz pianists could find steady ...

Live! Her Piano And Trio

Label: Polygram Distribution
Released: 2013

Fresh From Broadway!

Label: Polygram Distribution
Released: 2013

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Barbara Carroll at Feinstein's - Two Nights Only!!

Barbara Carroll at Feinstein's - Two Nights Only!!

FEINSTEIN’S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed “Best of New York” by New York Magazine, and “an invaluable New York institution” by The New York Post, continues its 10th Anniversary season with the debut of renowned jazz pianist, composer and vocalist BARBARA CARROLL. The show, which will also feature Jay Leonhart on bass, runs Friday, July ...

Barbara at Birdland

Label: Harbinger
Released: 2005
Track listing: 1.You And The Night And The Music 2.Stella By Starlight 3.You're Driving Me Crazy 4.Do I Hear A Waltz/The Jitterbug Waltz 5.I'm In Love Again 6.You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 7.Don't Like Goodbyes 8.Fly Me To The Moon 9.Mood Indigo 10.Old Friends

Live At Birdland

Label: Harbinger
Released: 2005


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