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Regina Carter, Xavier Davis, Crooner's Lounge performance was near-telepathic / TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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During her first set at the Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival Sunday, violinist Regina Carter briefly glanced across the stage at pianist Xavier Davis to signal that she was nearing the end of her solo. Davis quickly picked up on the subtle, momentary gesture, smoothly resuming the main melody. With near-telepathic communication like that, Carter and Davis' duet performance was a simpatico merging of two great musical minds and four talented hands. The festival setting, the Dunsmore Room at Crooner's Lounge and Supper Club in Fridley, proved to be perfect match of performers and venue. It's an intimate listening space perfect for appreciating the layers of nuance and subtlety offered by two virtuosos like Davis and Carter.

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