A blues belter in the classic tradition, Carrie Smith was born August 25, 1941, in Fort Gaines, GA. Despite making her debut at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival while a member of a New Jersey church choir, she did not truly emerge on the jazz circuit until the early '70s, in the company of Big "Tiny" Little. In November of 1974, Smith's riveting performance as Bessie Smith (no relation) in Dick Hyman's Carnegie Hall production of Satchmo Remembered brought her fame throughout the international musical community. Soon, she began touring as a solo act, and in a short time began recording as well; still, despite subsequent performances in conjunction with the New York Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Tyree Glenn, and the World's Greatest Jazz Band, Smith remained little more than a cult figure in the U.S., proving better received in Europe. While rooted firmly in the blues and gospel, she was a singer of considerable range and depth, as recordings like 1976's Do Your Duty and the following year's When You're Down and Out prove; despite never earning significant success, she remained an active figure both on-stage and in the studio through the 1990s. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Jazz - Paru le 18 novembre 2016 | Disques Black & Blue
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« Le label Black & Blue édite plusieurs albums captés en 1978, lors du Festival de Nice qui était alors un festival de jazz. Les leaders de ces concerts, devenus légendaires, joyaux brillant dans la mémoire de ceux qui y assistèrent, est impressionnant : Illinois Jacquet, Mary Lou Williams, Helen Humes, Jonah Jones, Harry Edison (deux fois), Carrie Smith, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis et le cher Guy Lafitte. Voir "Live at Nice Jazz 1978" (Classica, février 2018 / Jean-Pierre Jackson)
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