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JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

From a traditional blessing to a children's dance, hear a violin address the African diaspora — and a trumpet tell a bedtime story.

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Music Interviews

Regina Carter's Jazz Genealogy

"The beauty was in the rawness," says the violinist, who based her latest album around field recordings from the American South.

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Studio Sessions

Regina Carter On Piano Jazz

The violinist brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins host Marian McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In a Sentimental Mood."

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Newport Jazz Festival

Regina Carter's Reverse Thread: Newport Jazz 2011

Hear Carter and her unique band — featuring kora (and accordion — perform at Newport.

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