“Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz.” – Time Magazine
Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort features a lush array of tunes based on folk, blues, and jazz, all focused on her family’s history through a modern lens. For this project, Carter heavily researched field recordings of folklorists like Alan Lomax and John Work III at the Library of Congress to discover the music that her paternal grandfather, who worked as a coal miner in Alabama, would have heard in the Deep South during the first half of the 20th century. Inspired by those sounds, Carter deftly opens up marches, dirges, and ballads to her improvisatory style with a tone that is lighter here than her usual dark amber hue, but with playing that is just as captivating as ever.
style: American roots / folk jazz
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