Paganini: After a Dream

Paganini: After a Dream

by Regina Carter



After establishing herself as an original new voice on the jazz violin, Regina Carter enters the classical crossover/smooth jazz market playing Paganini’s own violin on this ambitious disc, which features a mixture of Impressionism’s greatest hits and bossa nova favorites. The arrangements feature silvery strings, swishing harps, tinkling triangles, and breathy vocalizings, but Carter’s luminous tone on the master’s instrument cuts through the drapery. The best moments come when she gets a chance, as in Debussy’s “Reverie” or the Fauré “Pavane,” to improvise and even swing a little with her quintet. The bossa nova selections -- the “Cinema Paradiso” theme by Ennio Morricone, and the catchy “Black Orpheus (Manha de Carnaval)” by Luiz Bonfa -- have an authentic lilt and wouldn’t seem out of place on a terrace overlooking the Copacabana. The overall mood of this disc is lush, unabashed romanticism, and like an ostentatious dessert, some might find it too rich for their taste. Others will savor the indulgence.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2003
Label: Verve
UPC: 0044006555423
catalogNumber: 065554

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Regina Carter   Primary Artist,Violin,Vocals
Ettore Stratta   Conductor
Belinda Whitney-Barratt   Violin
Jeff Carney   Bass
Mayra Casales   Percussion,Vocals
Robert Chausow   Violin
Joyce Hammann   Violin,Concert Master
Susan Jolles   Harp
Karen Milne   Violin
Carol Pool   Violin
Laura Seaton   Violin
Dorothy Lawson   Cello
Debra Shufelt   Viola
Maxine Roach   Viola
Mary Whitaker   Violin
Yuri Vodovoz   Violin
Katherine LiVolsi Stern   Violin
Belinda Whitney   Violin
Alvester Garnett   Drums,Vocals
Ralph Farris   Viola
Chris Lightcap   Bass
Borislav Strulev   Cello
Natalie Cenovia Cummins   Violin
Mary L. Rowell   Violin
Katherine Livolsi-Stern   Violin
Alexander Garnett   Drums,Vocals
Werner "Vana" Gierig   Piano

Technical Credits

Gabriel Fauré   Composer
Maurice Ravel   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Ettore Stratta   Producer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Orchestration
Regina Carter   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Claude Debussy   Composer
Joe Ferla   Engineer,Engineering
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Ennio Morricone   Composer
Michele Taylor   Executive Producer
Pat Philips   Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction
Myles Weinstein   Booking
Michelle Taylor   Producer
Andrea Liberovici   Producer,Executive Producer,Project Concept
Michelle Taylor   Executive Producer
Werner "Vana" Gierig   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Musical Director,Artistic Director

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