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Remembering Jazz Singer Betty Carter

We remember jazz vocalist Betty Carter with a 1990 interview. She was considered one of jazz's great singers, composers and arrangers. She was known for her work with small groups, her control of tempo, and her vocal improvisations. In 1961 she recorded what became a classic album, "Ray Charles and Betty Carter." In 1993 she began the Jazz Ahead series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Last year she received the National Medal of Arts. She died on Saturday of pancreatic cancer. She was 69. (REBROADCAST from 11/28/90)

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Other segments from the episode on September 28, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 28, 1998: Obituary for Jeff Moss; Obituary for Betty Carter.

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