I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey

I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey

by Regina Carter
     
 
Dedicated to her mother, who passed away in 2005, I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey finds jazz violinist Regina Carter showcasing the American popular songs her mother loved. Centered around Carter's supple violin chops, the album also features pianist and fellow Detroiter Xavier Davis, bassist

Overview

Dedicated to her mother, who passed away in 2005, I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey finds jazz violinist Regina Carter showcasing the American popular songs her mother loved. Centered around Carter's supple violin chops, the album also features pianist and fellow Detroiter Xavier Davis, bassist Matthew Parrish, and drummer Alvester Garnett. This is a gorgeously arranged and swinging affair that not only includes such straight-ahead numbers as "There's a Small Hotel" and "A-Tisket, a-Tasket," but also finds Carter delving headlong into '30s swing and some of the classical influences of her last album, Paganini: After a Dream. To these ends, Edvard Grieg's "Anitra's Dance" is a superbly executed bit of angular post-bop that brings to mind Wynton Marsalis' Black Codes (From the Underground) with its orchestral mix of counterpuntal rhythms and swing. Similarly engaging is the propulsive gypsy jazz standard "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön," which perfectly suits the guest vocals of Dee Dee Bridgewater. Other tracks, like the softly melodic "Sentimental Journey" and the slowed-down "St. Louis Blues," defy simple conventions without ever straying from jazz tradition. Ultimately, Carter has crafted a deeply intimate, soulful, and lovingly burnished tribute to her mother.

Editorial Reviews

Billboard - Dan Ouellette
In addition to the spirited swings, Carter mourns on such quieter tunes as her original "How Ruth Felt" and the classic "I'll Be Seeing You" that ends the collection with sublime sentiment.
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Sonia Murray
An exceptional body of work that should inspire all. [Grade: A]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602498509623
catalogNumber:
000622602

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Regina Carter   Primary Artist,Violin
Paquito D'Rivera   Clarinet,Guest Appearance
Gil Goldstein   Accordion,Guest Appearance
Dee Dee Bridgewater   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Xavier Davis   Piano
Alvester Garnett   Drums
Carla Cook   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Matthew Parrish   Bass,Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Brown   Composer
Ella Fitzgerald   Composer
Gil Goldstein   Arranger
W.C. Handy   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Regina Carter   Arranger,Composer,Author
Saul Chaplin   Composer
John Clayton   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Duke Ellington   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Alan Feldman   Composer
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Bud Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Ben Homer   Composer
Jacob Jacobs   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Xavier Davis   Arranger,Adaptation
Sholom Secunda   Composer
Matthew Parrish   Arranger

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