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Tuesday October 06, 2015

From The Chicago Tribune

A glorious, jazzy day in Hyde Park
By: Howard Reich

Regina Carter and Xavier Davis: 11:08 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Violinist Carter opens with a buoyant account of a very old tune, “I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love With Me,” her impeccable pitch, lovely grace notes and delicately bent pitches reminding listeners of why she practically has become a symbol of jazz violin in our times. Moreover, she reaffirms that music as wholly accessible and entertaining as this also can be smart and sophisticated, as she shows in the repertoire of Thelonious Monk, Stevie Wonder and Astor Piazzolla. A joyous ending to an inspiring day.

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