Barbara Carroll On Piano Jazz In this episode of Piano Jazz, we celebrate the longstanding career of Barbara Carroll.

Barbara Carroll On Piano Jazz

Barbara Carroll On Piano Jazz

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Barbara Carroll performing at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Tower in June 2016 in New York City.
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Pianist and vocalist Barbara Carroll (1925 – 2017) was described as a joyous and swinging jazz stylist. A dear friend of McPartland's, Carroll had a monumental career. When she was a guest on the program in 1979, she had just started her engagement at Bemelmans Bar in Manhattan, where she would go on to perform for a remarkable 25 years. In this episode from the first season of Piano Jazz, she plays an original, "Barbara's Carol," and duets with McPartland on a timely rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely."

Originally broadcast Spring 1979.


"Barbara's Carol" (Carroll)

"Dancing on the Ceiling" (Hart, Rodgers)

"Isn't She Lovely" (Wonder)

"In Some Other World" (Carroll)

"Just the Way You Are" (Carroll, Revel)

"Laura" (Raskin)

"Blues Blues" (Carroll)

"Satin Doll/How High the Moon" (Ellington, Mercer)