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Barbara Carroll Trio

In the year 2005, Barbara Carroll could boast that she has began playing piano for a grand total of 75 years. Not without a pause to sleep and eat, obviously, but with a determination that might suggest such extremes. Born Barbara Carole Coppersmith, she began the instrument at only five-years-old and went on to classical training three years later, eventually graduating from the New England Conservatory. In terms of professional stagecraft, her initial training ground was a USO tour during the second World War in which she was part of an all-girl trio. This was quickly followed by leading her own trio on New York City's famous lane of jazz, 52nd Street, where she adopted her middle name of Carole as a stage name. The pianist was associated with such fine players as guitarist Chuck Wayne and bassist Clyde Lombardi, but what would develop into an extensive discography began in 1949 with a recording session backing up multi-instrumentalist Eddie Shu for the Rainbow label.

Among female piano players, Carroll is known as the first to venture into the progressive bebop style that was especially associated with Bud Powell. Unlike the infamous Billy Tipton, Carroll also did not think it was necessary to hide the fact that she was a woman in jazz -- but this was New York City, not Oklahoma or Washington state. Not that Carroll had an easy time in a genre dominated by men. "People tended to put you down before they ever heard you," she has commented in interviews. "If you were a girl piano player, the tendency was to say: 'Oh, how could she possibly play?' You never even got a chance to present what you could do. But then, if you did prove yourself, it almost became a commercial asset, in a sense; you were regarded as unique."

One audience that found Carroll to their liking was the high society crowd, becoming enamored with her during an extended run at the ultra-chic Embers supper club. Her group at the latter venue included the bassist Joe Shulman, whom she married in 1954. Carroll did not ignore the pop styles of subsequent decades, yet always managed to keep a strong jazz flavor present in whatever material she performed. If swing was a bay leaf, it would be said that Carroll has a large bush growing right outside her kitchen window. She has recorded for many of the best labels in the genre including Verve and Atlantic and continues to be in demand at clubs and cabarets. Carroll works as an actress on occasion, such as the Broadway play entitled Me and Juliet. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Complete 1951-1956 Trio Recordings

Disc 1

1. My Funny Valentine

2. Taking A Chance On Love

3. You Took Advantage Of Me

4. 'tis Autumn

5. The Lady's In Love With You

6. Love Of My Life

7. Autumn In New York

8. They Can't Take That Away From Me

9. I Want A Little Girl

10. What's The Use Of Wondrin'

11. Serenade For A Wealtthy Widow

12. Let's Fall In Love

13. The Folks Who Live On The Hill

14. Mountain Greenery

15. From This Moment On

16. Good Bait

17. Cabin In The Sky

18. Give Me The Simple Life

19. Goodbye

20. Lullaby Of Broadway

Disc 2

1. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

2. As Long As I Live

3. But Not For Me

4. I Love A Piano

5. If I Had You

6. Garrow's Way

7. Come Rain Or Come Shine

8. I Saw Stars

9. By Myself

10. The Lady Is A Tramp

11. Sweet Georgia Brown

12. I've Got The World On A String

13. Lullaby Of Birdland

14. Just Plain Blue

15. Blue And Sentimental

16. Am I Blue

17. Blue Moon

18. Everything I've Got Belongs To You

19. It's All Right With Me

20. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe

21. Almost Like Being In Love

22. Love Is A Simple Thing

23. Get Happy

Disc 3

1. Two Ladies In De Shade Of De Banana Tree

2. My Heart Belongs To Daddy

3. You're Mine You

4. Have You Met Miss Jones

5. I'm Glad There Is You

6. Barbara's Carol

7. You Stepped Out Of A Dream

8. Did You Ever See A Dream Walking

9. I Had The Craziest Dream

10. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

11. You Do Something To Me

12. Today

13. We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye

14. These Foolish Things

15. Royal Garden Blues

16. Just One Of Those Things

17. Cherry Point

18. You're My Girl

19. All Of You

Disc 4

1. You Make Me Feel So Young

2. Lost In A Crowded Place

3. Goodnight My Love

4. It's A Wonderful World

5. Spring Is Here

6. At Long Last Love

7. Struttin' With Some Barbecue

8. Fancy Pants

10. It Never Entered My Mind

11. One Life To Live

12. No Moon At All

13. The Most Beautiful Girl In The World

14. California, Here I Come

15. Paris Without You

16. Down In The Depths Of The Ninetieth Floor

17. Can't You Just See Yourself?

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Out of sight! Mmmmmmm...GR E A T !
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IN 1947, BARBARA CARROLL WAS THE FIRST FEMALE JAZZ PIANIST TO PLAY BEBOP. IN RECENT YEARS, CARROLL BECAME KNOWN AS A CABARET MUSICIAN. HER REVIVAL MET WITH DISAPPROVAL FROM SEVERAL SERIOUS JAZZ CRITICS STATING THAT HER CAREER FELL APART BECAUSE OF MUSICAL PREFERENCE. BARBARA CARROLL REMAINED WELL LIKED BY MANY AUDIENCES, GAINED NEW APPRECIATION IN THE CABARET WORLD, AND HAS CONTINUED WORKING TO THE PRESENT TIME. BARBARA CARROLL HAS BEEN AWARDED A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
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Love Barbara Carroll, have all her CD's and albums, priviledged in meeting her in NY and St. Louis. Japan has produced many of her early albums to CD's, cudos to Japan
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She's very much still with us, and has moved up a couple of notches in the cabaret world. She's a headliner at the Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room now.
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I had the oportunity to listen to Barbara while seated in a hotel bar years ago. Is she still with us? I hope so. H.E.

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