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String Trio of New York with Anthony Davis: Ellington, Monk, Mingus, Davis

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What if Django Reinhardt had been born a few decades later (and maybe lived a little longer) and immersed himself in new music with an affinity for dissonance and adventurous but musical textures? While the results might not have been exactly like what’s represented here, it’s close enough. The String Trio of New York, incidentally, is made up of guitarist James Emery, bassist John Lindberg and violinist Regina Carter. Guest artist Anthony Davis contributes his expansive abilities at the piano and one composition to the project.

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