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Carroll, Barbara (actually, Coppersmith, Barbara Carole)

Carroll, Barbara (actually, Coppersmith, Barbara Carole)

jazz pianist; b. Worcester, Mass., Jan. 25, 1925. Carroll began playing piano at age 5; after spending a year at the New England Cons., she toured with a trio with the U.S.O. during World War II. After the war, she settled in N.Y., where she began leading her own trio and made her recording debut in 1949. She married trio member bassist Joe Shulman in 1954, and they worked together until his death three years later. During the 1960s, she remarried and retired from music making; returned to performing in 1976. She has played regularly at N.Y/s Carlyle Hotel since 1978. Carroll has spent so much time in hotel lounges that few people remember that she is a fine jazz improviser.

Discography

Barbara Carroll Trio (1951); Piano Panorama (1951); Just Plain Blue (1954); We Just Couldn’t Say Goodbye (1956); Barbara Carroll (1976); Live at the Carlyle (1991).

—Lewis Porter

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