Monday September 26, 2011
Excerpt from: Jazz Classics, Still of the Moment
Ms. Reeves applied her stamp to “Social Call,” the Betty Carter signature song, with lyrics by Mr. Hendricks. If Carter’s self-contained angular style and Ms. Reeves’s lush wide-open singing couldn’t be more dissimilar, the song welcomes both approaches. That one-man acoustic-music machine Bobby McFerrin joined Mr. Hendricks for an extended improvisation, “Scatting on the Corner,” in which they took turns singing the bass. The set closed as Mr. Hendricks and his guests gathered to turn “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” into excitable group chatter.
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