(b. 1966) heralds the return of the violin
. Since the passing of
the violin hasn't had a definite
presence in jazz. (Jean-Luc Ponty
, who always leaned
toward rock/jazz fusion
contribution outside the mainstream.)
Carter, who hails from Detroit, Michigan, began a
career with the band Straight Ahead
after graduating from the New England Conservatory.
She then played with the Uptown String Quartet and
Max Roach, the patriarch of jazz percussion .
Although her first albums were R&B oriented, she dove into in the
jazz mainstream playing with Wynton Marsalis
in Blood on the Fields. She has also appeared on
albums by Tom Harrell, Cassandra Wilson,
Kenny Barron, and
I don't yet have confirmation, but I am pretty sure
that the saxophone-wonder James Carter is her brother.