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Regina Carter - Southern Comfort / New York Times review

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The violinist Regina Carter was born and raised in Detroit, and the texture of that city's jazz culture, past and present, has been a steadfast if often subtle presence in her music. On "Southern Comfort," her bracing new album, she turns her focus to a chapter in her family history that preceded the Great Migration, when her paternal grandfather was a coal miner in Alabama. The result is a meditation on American roots music with barely a whiff of the musty carpetbag, and more than a hint of personal investment.

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