Carol Sloane

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Carol Sloane
Born (1937-03-05) March 5, 1937 (age 82)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
GenresJazz, vocal jazz
LabelsArbors, Concord

Carol Sloane (born March 5, 1937) is an American jazz singer born in Providence, Rhode Island, who has been singing professionally since she was 14, although for a time in the 1970s she worked as a legal secretary in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, between September 1967 and May 1968, she occasionally wrote album reviews for Down Beat.[1] She currently lives in Stoneham, Massachusetts.[2]

One of her early efforts was working with Les and Larry Elgart's orchestra. Later she filled in for Annie Ross of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. By 1961, success at the Newport Jazz Festival led to albums for Columbia Records.[3] Her career stalled for a time in the 1970s, but resumed by the 1980s. She later signed with Concord Records and had some successes touring in Japan. In 1986, she married Buck Spurr.[4] In April 2016 Sloane was among the inductees who were brought into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF).[5]


As leader[edit]

  • 1959: Early Hours-In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning[Private Issue] Carol Sloane (ldr), Ralph Patt, Chuck Wayne (g), Vinnie Burke, Kenny O'Brien (b), Bill Finegan (cel), Carol Sloane (v)
  • 1962: Out of the Blue (Columbia/Fresh Sound) Barry Galbraith, Art Davis, George Duvivier, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Bob Brookmeyer, Richie Pratt
  • 1962: Carol Sloane Live At 30th Street (Columbia) Bucky Pizzarelli (g), George Duvivier (b), Bill Rubenstein (p), Sol Gubin (d), Carol Sloane (v)
  • 1964: Carol and Ben (Honeydew)Carol Sloane, Ben Webster (ldr), Ben Webster (ts), Mike Renzi (p), Bob Petterutti (b), Artie Cabral (d), Carol Sloane (v) (Re-released 1977)
  • 1982: As Time Goes By (Four Star) Don Abney, Yukinnori Narishigo, Tim Homer
  • 1988: Love You Madly (Contemporary) Art Farmer, Clifford Jordan, Kenny Barron, Kenny Burrell, Rufus Reid
  • 1990: The Real Thing (Contemporary) Phil Woods, Grady Tate
  • 1991: Heart's Desire (Concord)
  • 1993: Sweet and Slow (Concord)
  • 1994: When I Look in Your Eyes (Concord)
  • 1995: The Songs Carmen Sang (Concord) Phil Woods
  • 1996: The Songs Sinatra Sang (Concord) Frank Wess
  • 1997: The Songs Ella and Louis Sang (Concord) Clark Terry
  • 2001: I Never Went Away (HighNote)
  • 2003: Whisper Sweet (HighNote)
  • 2007: Dearest Duke (Arbors Jazz) Ken Peplowski Reeds and Brad Hatfield on piano
  • 2010: We'll Meet Again (Arbors)

As sideman[edit]

With Ken Peplowski

  • Dearest Duke (Arbors)


  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Michael. "Down Beat under Dan Morgenstern — A Bibliography". Current Research in Jazz 4. 2012. retrieved 2013-04-22.
  2. ^ Down Beat Artist's profile Archived October 22, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ All Music
  4. ^ All About Jazz Archived November 25, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ ChrisS. "GoLocalProv | Lifestyle | Herb Weiss: Abate Joins Exclusive Class of Musicians". GoLocalProv. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

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