Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday-Sunday This Week: Regina Carter's Reverse Thread

Over the course of her many albums, incessant touring, and various guest appearances and collaborations, violinist Regina Carter has developed into a distinctly diverse musical personality that incorporates a wide range of influences, including classical music, jazz, Motown, pop, and R&B. She has repeatedly toured the world, is the winner of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, has been featured with several symphony orchestras, and has performed with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Faith Evans, Kenny Barron, and Mary J. Blige.

Regarding her current project, "Reverse Thread," Carter said, "There is an immense amount of amazing music coming from all around the world, much of which is barely accessible," emphasized Carter. "Reverse Thread gave me the opportunity to explore and celebrate a tiny portion of the music that moved me."

With Reverse Thread, Carter takes a giant step forward by making a meaningful musical contribution on her own terms. As her latest release, the album is both a fitting tribute to her inspirations and an exciting glimpse into what might be next this incredible musician.

Hope you'll join us this Thursday - Sunday at the Blue Note for what will surely be a whole lot of incredible music!

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