Swing States

Artist: Regina Carter Freedom Band

Title: Swing States

Release Date: 2020

Genre: Jazz

Credits: Executive Producer, Producer, Bass, Composer, Liner Notes


Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground, multi-GRAMMY nominee, MacArthur Fellow, and Doris Duke Award recipient, violinist Regina Carter has brought together an astonishing ensemble of consummate musicians: multi-GRAMMY award winners John Daversa (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Kabir Sehgal (bass, percussion), GRAMMY nominees Harvey Mason (drums) and Jon Batiste (piano) – renowned for leading the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – alongside the widely-acclaimed Alexis Cuadrado (bass). Releasing before the most consequential election in American history, and in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, this politically charged fourteen-track collection strives to illuminate the power of democracy and serve as a beacon of hope during these unprecedented times.