August 23, 2011
Newport Jazz 2011: Regina Carter's Reverse Thread, Live In Concert (Patrick Jarewattananon, 8/06/11, NPR)
Like many jazz musicians before her, violinist Regina Carter mined her African cultural inheritance through music. Hers is a postmodern approach; her latest record, Reverse Thread, is as likely to source from field recordings of Ugandan Jews as from contemporary Afropop and beyond. It's also delightfully easygoing, intricate yet breezy. Carter and her unique band -- featuring kora (West African harp) and accordion -- are the first act at the main Fort Stage.
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 23, 2011 7:12 AM