Jazz: Hot & Cool

May 3, 1992

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Part of the 100 Years of Jazz & Blues Festival
The hard, driving Kansas City blues sound of the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster -- one of the hottest big bands in the land since the 1930s -- shares the evening with one of the best pure jazz singers alive, Betty Carter. Her voice has been labeled instrument-like, lyrically articulate, dark and rich, with unsurpassed improvisational and scatting abilities.
Identifier 1992s.01264
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
musical directorFrank Foster
musicianBetty Carter