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RIP Carol Britto

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Passed away March 16th. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Toronto and then New York. Played one of my favorite cd's this morning, Alone Together, with Flip Philips.

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Passed away March 16th. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Toronto and then New York. Played one of my favorite cd's this morning, Alone Together, with Flip Philips.

That is a lovely album.

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Thanks for posting this..........I worked at the Village Corner in the '80's and Carol played there a lot, so we were friends. I learned a lot from her back then, and we shared a lot of good times in that joint, but I hadn't heard a word from her for years - she was a great lady and a helluva pianist. RIP Carol..........

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I heard her many times back in the day when she was based in Toronto and played in the Western New York area.

Nice memories.

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Saw and heard Carol a lot in Toronto, of course. She had the house trio at 'Lytes' jazz room in the Royal York Hotel, and for a couple of years backed all the major names. I recall Benny Carter being very taken with her playing.

Carol was a big baseball fan, and often subbed for the regular organist at the Blue Jays games at the old Exhibition Stadium in the late '70s and early '80s. She knew hundreds and hundreds of tunes, and could always be counted on to play an appropriate one for the situation. (But never, of course, Three Blind Mice).

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Passed away March 16th. Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio before moving to Toronto and then New York. Played one of my favorite cd's this morning, Alone Together, with Flip Philips.

That is a lovely album.

Just pulled my copy off the shelf to play soon. Yes,it is a"lovely album".

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I should have that one, but I don't. Not sure how I missed it.

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Somehow, I have the "Alone Together" (with Flip AND Michael Moore) only on cassette (Town Crier TC 515). And there's a duo with Moore on "Inner Voices" that's fine, too. (TC 512). They are on very good quality cassettes, mind you, but I think I'll put 'em onto CDRs for convenience.

(edited for lazy searching)

Whoops! A deeper search on the CD shelves found "Along Together" under Flip's name. Will move it to the Britto slot, and start a new search under Moore for "Inner Voices"... :rolleyes:

Edited by Ted O'Reilly

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