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Regina Carter: Ella: Accentuate the Positive (OKeh)

From the rolling, Appalachia-tinged fanfare that opens “Accentuate the Positive,” it’s apparent that we’re not in standard Ella-tribute territory. Regina Carter’s violin has a quality suggestive of leading us back to the woods, where an impromptu rustic dance is happening with plenty of attendant good feeling. Welcome, then, to a corner of the Ella Fitzgerald … Read More “Regina Carter: Ella: Accentuate the Positive (OKeh)”

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Regina Carter: Southern Comfort

Whether or not Regina Carter intended to create a trilogy, Southern Comfort is the third piece in a series that began with 2006’s I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey and continued with 2010’s Reverse Thread. On the former, the violinist reimagined 20th-century popular songs favored by her late mother-music sourced from Ella, Rodgers and … Read More “Regina Carter: Southern Comfort”

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