Listen Here – 1998

Regina Carter

A passionate performance by the jazz violinist

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The leading jazz violinist since the mid-1990s, Regina Carter excels at whatever genre she explores, from swing and bop to soul, funk, classical-oriented explorations, and World Music.

From the 1998 Newport Jazz Festival, she is seen leading a quintet also including guitarist Rodney Jones, pianist Werner “Vana” Gierig, bassist Daryl Hall, and drummer Alvester Garnett.

They perform Eddie Harris’ catchy one-chord riff “Listen Here” with first pianist Gierig and then Carter building up the simple piece to a very passionate level.

-Scott Yanow


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