Out There (Betty Carter album)

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Out There
Studio album by
Released1958 (1958)
RecordedFebruary 1958 (1958-02)[1]
New York City, U.S.A.
GenreJazz, bebop
LabelPeacock PLP 90
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Betty Carter chronology
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The Modern Sound of Betty Carter

Out There (also listed as Out There with Betty Carter) is a bebop album by jazz vocalist Betty Carter with an ensemble under the direction of alto saxophonist Gigi Gryce. The arrangements were provided by Gryce, Ray Copeland, Melba Liston, Benny Golson and Tommy Bryce. The album was produced by Esmond Edwards and released 1958 on Peacock Records.[2][3] Ron Wynn of Allmusic called the album "a dynamic set."[4]

All the tracks from Out There were reissued on the 1992 Impulse!/GRP compilation album I Can't Help It. The album Out There as such was also reissued in 2005 in France on Blue Moon Records.[5]


  1. “You're Driving Me Crazy” (Walter Donaldson) – 1:45
  2. “I Can't Help It” (Betty Carter) – 2:44
  3. “By the Bend of the River” (Clara Edwards) – 2:07
  4. “Babe's Blues” (Randy Weston, Jon Hendricks) – 2:49
  5. “Foul Play” (Norman Mapp) – 2:21
  6. You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me” (Al Dubin, Harry Warren) – 3:30
  7. “On the Isle of May” (Mack David, André Kostelanetz) – 2:02
  8. But Beautiful” (Jimmy Van Heusen, Sonny Burke) – 3:58
  9. “All I've Got” (David Cole) – 2:15
  10. “Make It Last” (Bob Haymes, Glenn G. Paxton) – 4:30
  11. “Blue Bird of Happiness” (Edward Heyman, Sandor Harmati) – 1:30
  12. Something Wonderful” (Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II) – 3:35



  1. ^ Cf. session index of Wynton Kelly on Jazzdisco.org. Retrieved September 29, 2014
  2. ^ Out There with Betty-Carter at Discogs
  3. ^ Sutro, Dirk (1991-09-12). "Spunky Carter Enjoying Acclaim". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California, USA: David D. Hiller. p. 1, Calendar; PART–F; Entertainment Desk. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  4. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Out There > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
  5. ^ "Search Results for Label: Blue Moon (France)". CD Universe. Retrieved 2008-02-15. Betty Carter: Out There with Betty Carter (2005) France

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