Though at different stages of their respective careers, these two are on something of a roll right now. In the very grown up world of jazz Regina Carter is still a "rising star" while Kenny Barron, after being himself "rising" for a number of decades, is now an "elder statesman". Carter is making serious waves, thereby giving the violin its highest profile for some time. Barron is churning out albums with increasing regularity, having abandoned his position as most favoured sideman for the greater kudos that solo performance and group leadership afford.
This pairing takes place then at a time when self-confidence should be high. It certainly seems so for this is an assured and elegant set.