Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington has been at the top of the music industry for almost twenty five years, collaborating with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, and Cassandra Wilson. Her critically-acclaimed 2011 release, The Mosaic Project, won a GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and featured some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades including: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, and Geri Allen. This success was followed by 2013’s Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. The highly praised homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach, coincided with the 50th anniversary of the release of their iconic 1963 Money Jungle album. Her recording features Gerald Clayton and Christian McBride, with guests Clark Terry, Lizz Wright, Herbie Hancock and others.
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From Jazz Police By Ken Vermes Terri Lyne Carrington and the Mosaic Project at SFJAZZ Terri Lyne Carrington may be one of the few women drummers leading a band in today’s jazz world, but she is not unnoticed or unloved. At SFJAZZ on February 14, Valentine’s Day, the Grammy-winning leader of the Mosaic Project received the love and admiration of...
Posted Feb 23rd, 2015
From The Georgia Straight By Alexander Varty It’s easy to see why Terri Lyne Carrington cites Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Jack DeJohnette as her primary mentors. Like DeJohnette, she’s honed her technique on the drums to the point where her playing is more about manipulating energy than keeping a beat. And like all three of those older musicians, she...
Posted Feb 11th, 2015
From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Drums run in the family for Terri Lyne Carrington By Rick Nowlin To many, especially in the jazz world, a female drummer might be considered an anomaly. While not ignoring that, Terri Lyne Carrington is trying to move forward. “Socially it’s a little … odd, but that’s been changing for the last 20 years,” she says. “I...
Posted Oct 30th, 2014
From The Boston Globe Terri Lyne Carrington drums up some interest in music By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein Celebrated jazz drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington paid a visit Friday to Smith Leadership Academy, a charter school in Dorchester, where she spoke to an assembly of students about her life and career. The Medford native’s personal story is nothing...
Posted Apr 14th, 2014
From Recordnet.com Support group: Musician always there to lend a hand By Tony Sauro Terri Lyne Carrington has spent most of her jazz career supporting and mentoring other musicians. She’s a Grammy Award-winning drummer – though she resists the “woman-drummer” label – and a professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. So, it’s completely logical that she’d refer to her...
Posted Mar 28th, 2014
From WickedLocal.com West Medford native Terri Lyne Carrington wins second Grammy By Victoria Rathsmill One West Medford native has recently made history. In January, jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington took home the Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, becoming the first woman to ever receive the award in this category. This is her second Grammy win and third nomination. Carrington...
Posted Mar 19th, 2014
From WBUR Terri Lyne Carrington Wins Second Grammy Terri Lyne Carrington is a rarity in jazz — she’s a female drummer. She’s also one of the best drummers in the world, and last night, she took home the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for her Duke Ellington tribute, “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue.” Meghna Chakrabarti profiled Carrington...
Posted Jan 28th, 2014
From NPR Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet By Becca Pulliam Money Jungle has a story. One day in 1962, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach recorded an album and gave it that provocative title. The repertoire was new blues by Ellington, who was in his 60s, while Roach and Mingus were each about 40. As George Wein wrote in...
Posted Sep 27th, 2013
From Music & Musicians Musician, composer, professor—for this busy drummer, the beat never stops By: Jeff Tamarkin Hearing Terri Lyne Carrington rattle off the list of artists she’s drummed with is jaw-dropping: Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Carlos Santana, for starters. These giants and scores more of their stature seek her out for...
Posted Aug 15th, 2013
From South China Morning Post Blue Notes: Reinterpreting Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’ By: Robin Lynam Composer-bandleader Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was famously reluctant to fire his musicians. He was generally able to make an unwelcome player feel sufficiently uncomfortable to quit of his own accord, but occasionally he had to ask the musician to leave. This was the case with...
Posted Apr 11th, 2013
from The Revivalist Terri Lyne Carrington Presents Money Jungle at Dizzy’s Interview by: Eric Sandler Fresh off of her Grammy-award winning ‘Mosaic Project,’ Terri Lyne Carrington went straight back into the studio to create another project of equal quality and substance. ‘Money Jungle’ was originally recorded in 1962 by Duke Ellington, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Just over 50 years...
Posted Mar 26th, 2013
The Guardian Terri Lyne Carrington: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue – review By: John Fordham Drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington won a Grammy for her 2011 album The Mosaic Project, and though its successor features fewer star guests and its idiomatic range is narrower, it’s just as elegantly constructed and dynamically performed. Carrington crafts jazz materials with the expertise...
Posted Mar 15th, 2013
From Oregon Music News Portland Jazz Festival 2013: Q&A with Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington By: Jeff Melton Terri Lyne Carrington returns with the ACS trio (including pianist Geri Allen and bassist Esperanza Spalding) to Portland this weekend. As a composer and educator and repeat Grammy award winner for her album, Mosaic, she has made a name for herself with the...
Posted Feb 25th, 2013
-From Huffington Post_ Review: Carrington’s ‘Money Jungle’ a fresh take By: Charles E. Gans Producer Terri Lyne Carrington follows up her Grammy-winning, all-female “The Mosaic Project” by offering a fresh take on the classic trio recording “Money Jungle” – the session released 50 years ago that teamed pianist Duke Ellington, bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach. Some of the...
Posted Feb 15th, 2013
From Blogcritics Music Review: Terri Lyne Carrington – Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue By: Phillip Barnett It can be difficult to pay musical homage to a legend, particularly one as towering as Duke Ellington. How do you interpret the music in a fresh way, preventing the music from sounding stale, while keeping the original spirit intact? This challenge is tackled...
Posted Feb 8th, 2013
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue Terri Lyne Carrington (February 5, 2013 – Concord Records) In 1962, Duke Ellington recorded a trio date with bassist Charlie Mingus and drummer Max Roach that is today considered one of the pivotal jazz recordings of the 1960s. Money Jungle, the 1963 album that emerged from the session, was – among other things – a...
Posted Feb 5th, 2013
From WRTI Zivit Recommends: The Mosaic Project By Zivit Shlank Drummer, composer, producer, and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington has been on the scene for over 20 years, and her interpretation of jazz has always blurred the alleged boundaries of the genre. She’s a self-proclaimed jazz head who creates complexly evocative melodies and harmonies cross-bred with funk, soul, and pop elements....
Posted Jan 17th, 2013
from tulsaworld.com OK Mozart Festival to Showcase Standout Female Jazz Musicians By: James D. Watts Jr. One thing you’ll rarely hear on a recording by Terri Lyne Carrington is a drum solo. What makes that unusual is that Carrington is herself a drummer, one who has worked with most of the stars of modern jazz, from Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock...
Posted Jun 7th, 2012
from wbur.org Visionaries: Terri Lyne Carrington, Jazz Prodigy By:Meghna Chakrabarti BOSTON — Terri Lyne Carrington was a prodigy. She was born in 1965 to a musical family in Medford. Her grandfather, Matt Carrington, was a Boston session drummer who played with Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. He died before Terri Lyne was born. But his drums stayed in her family’s...
Posted Apr 24th, 2012
Congratulations to Terri Lyne Carrington and everyone involved in making the her album “The Mosaic Project” this years Grammy winner for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” You can see who Terri Lyne was up against and the winners of the other categories here
Posted Feb 12th, 2012
from cnn.com Terri Lyne Carrington on her Grammy-nominated album, ‘The Mosaic Project’ By:Pat St. Claire She’s a drummer, a producer, a vocalist and a mom. Terri Lyne Carrington knows a lot about transformation. In fact, “Transformation” is the title of the first track on Carrington’s Grammy-nominated CD, “The Mosaic Project.” The vocals on the track “Transformation” are performed by Nona...
Posted Feb 10th, 2012
Today, Terri Lyne Carrington released an official video for her song “Unconditional Love”. You can watch the video below.
Posted Jan 2nd, 2012
_from bostonglobe.com Jazz comes first for all-female Mosaic Project By: Siddhartha Mitter It shouldn’t be this way, but it’s still the case that when a jazz group forms in which all the players are women, that fact attracts at least as much notice as the music they perform. It’s unavoidable: all-women groups remain rare in a jazz world where most...
Posted Dec 9th, 2011
from Dagbladet Kultur For få kvinner i jazzen? Ja, men når noen av de beste samles, blir det sterk musikk av det By Terje Mosnes Det amerikanske trommeesset Terri Lyne Carrington (46) har spilt med «alle» og for lengst vist kvaliteter som har gjort henne til en høyt respektert musiker. Da hun samlet et par håndfuller medsøstre til «The Mosaic...
Posted Sep 29th, 2011
From guardian.co.uk Review: Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project By: John Fordham Anyone who caught American drummer Terri Lyne Carrington’s performance at the recent Barbican show featuring Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright will want to check out this star-packed session. Like the Barbican gig, its focus is women’s jazz-making. Here, however, there is a much bigger cast, including...
Posted Jul 22nd, 2011
From USA Today Terri Lyne Carrington’s beautiful ‘Mosaic’ By Steve Jones Considering how much men dominate the jazz world, drummer Carrington’s Mosaic would be noteworthy just for its all-female assemblage of talent. But what the 21 stellar musicians and vocalists have accomplished is a soulful, moving work that would stand out regardless of the artists’ gender. Carrington has blended the...
Posted Jul 19th, 2011
*TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON’S MUCH ANTICIPATED “THE MOSAIC PROJECT” RELEASED TODAY* Hebert-Carrington Media co-founder Terri Lyne Carrington today continues her visionary musical odyssey by way of The Mosaic Project (Carrington’s fifth album overall and her first on Concord Jazz), her ambitious cross genre production featuring some of the world’s top musicians. The veteran producer and composer is joined by Esperanza Spalding,...
Posted Jul 19th, 2011
From NPR Nine Women In The Room: A Jazz Musicians’ Roundtable By: Tom Cole Over the summer, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington brought together some pretty high-profile musicians from all over the world to record The Mosaic Project: pianists Geri Allen, Helen Sung, and Patrice Rushen; bassists Esperanza Spalding and Mimi Jones; percussionist Sheila E.; woodwind players Anat Cohen and Tineke...
Posted Nov 1st, 2010
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SINATRA AND LADY DAY featuring Oleta Adams, Aloe Blacc, and Joe Jackson. Musical Director Terri Lyne Carrington
Frank Sinatra’s popularity was a mark of his success at singing and promoting the American popular song as it was written. He took the work of Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and other composers,, and reinterpreted their songs in a way that permanently enshrined them as classics. Billie Holiday, a jazz artist and a brilliant pop singer, personalized her tunes by enunciating the lyric with emotion that bordered on mystery. Nobody before her had internalized popular music in this way, and the impact of her approach to singing was felt deeply by Sinatra and almost every song stylist since.
SINATRA AND LADY DAY focuses on selections of both singers’ greatest recordings to bring them closer on reflection. A lengthy segment of the concert concentrates on music from Sinatra’s 1950’s Capitol records masterpieces (created with the arrangers Nelson Riddle and Gordon Jenkins). It was on these albums, including In The Wee Small Hours, Songs For Swinging Lovers, Where Are You?, and Only The Lonely – that his artistry dovetails with Holiday’s personalized interpretations. Selections from Billie’s great Columbia and Concord Records recordings filter throughout the evening, providing the foundation for this portrait of America’s two greatest popular vocalists.
For SINATRA AND LADY DAY, music director Terri Lyne Carrington, the 2014 and 2012 Grammy winner for Jazz Album of the Year – reaches beyond her successes as composer, drummer, bandleader and arranger to lead a jazz ensemble with several of the most distinctive vocal interpreters in performances of Sinatra’s most inspired music alongside Lady Day classics.
Song selections will be from among the following made famous in classic recordings:
I’ve Got The World on a String
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
You Make Me Feel So Young
All The Way
What is This Thing Called Love?
You Go To My Head
Only The Lonely
Blues in the Night
Where or When
I Cover the Waterfront
Just In Time
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
A Fine Romance
Body and Soul
As Time Goes By
Travelin’ All Alone
Night and Day
I Cried For You
Oleta Adams – Since the platinum success of her 1990 debut album Circle of One, and the impassioned hit single Get Here, Oleta Adams has inspired a legion of fans in the U.S. and Europe. Her songs draw deeply from her roots in gospel, as well as soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross, has earned her four Grammy nominations and a seemingly bottomless well of creative energy. Oleta’s latest album is 2009’s Let’s Stay Here.
Aloe Blacc – With Wake Me Up – the 2013 mega-hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii and saw climb to #1 in 102 countries across the globe, Aloe Blacc proved himself a singer/songwriter with an irresistible power to capture the complexities of human emotion. Now with his third solo album Lift Your Spirit, the rapper-turned-singer pushes further into a folk/soul/pop fusion that’s both undeniably joyful and eye-opening in message. Adding an of-the-moment twist to the music of legends like Sly Stone and Stevie Wonder, Lift Your Spirit is built on songs that pair Blacc’s poetic yet incisive lyrics with huge hooks and relentless feel-good grooves. “The stories in my songs are about the common individual and all the struggles they’re dealing with everyday, and also all the hopes and aspirations that they have. It’s about reflecting all of that, and at the same time getting people to sing along and feel good and just celebrate being here.”
Joe Jackson Much of Joe Jackson’s story up to his debut hit album Look Sharp in 1979 is fully, fascinatingly, and hilariously recounted in his book “A Cure for Gravity”. His debut album that year Look Sharp (containing the hit Is She Really Going Out With Him) was followed within a year by I’m The Man (containing the hit It’s Different For Girls). 1981’s Jumpin’ Jive paid tribute to swing and jump blues artists such as Louis Jordan and Cab Calloway. That was followed by Night and Day, his biggest success, spawning the classic hit singles Steppin’Out, Breaking Us In Two and Real Men, and going platinum in the US. Jackson’s brilliant catalogue has gone on to include film scores (“Mike’s Murder” and “Tucker”), along with the albums Body and Soul, Big World, Blaze of Glory, Laughter and Lust, Will Power, Night Music, Heaven and Hell, Night and Day II, Symphony No.1, Volume 4, Rain and Jackson’s most recent – a tribute to one of his greatest musical heroes, Duke Ellington entitled The Duke and featuring an eclectic roster of guest artists including Iggy Pop, Questlove, Sharon Jones, Steve Vai, and Regina Carter, who joined Joe on the subsequent tour.
Terri Lyne Carrington – Drummer, composer, producer Carrington toured for over 20 years with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, and Dianne Reeves. She was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music (receiving an honorary doctorate in 2003). In 1989, Carrington released her Grammy nominated debut CD Real Life Story, featuring Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Patrice Rushen, Gerald Albright, John Scofield, Greg Osby, Don Alias and Hiram Bullock. In 2012 Terri Lyne won the Best Jazz Album Grammy Award for The Mosaic Project, featuring Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, and Geri Allen. Another Best Jazz Album Grammy win came in 2014 for her brilliant remake of Duke Ellington’s Money Jungle.
SINATRA AND LADY DAY is produced by Danny Kapilian, and represented exclusively by International Music Network.
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Carrington plays drums like she’s forcing all the world’s chaos into cool syncopation.
If Mosaic Project and now Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue speak to the creativity that bubbles just beneath her surface at this stage in her career, then the world had better pay attention.
This significant addition to Carrington’s body of work has the overall feel of a tapestry that affirms life through weaving arrangements containing blues, jazz, fusion, Afro-Cuban and even world music approaches.
NY Daily News
One of the most impressive releases to look forward to in the coming year.
It’s one of those records where funk and rock and jazz are one, where the point is to stop thinking about style and start by focusing on groove.
NPR A Blog Supreme
…multifaceted characteristics, which sublimely mingle the acoustic with the electric and various idioms and genres, the disc boasts a consistency and durable compositions for the musicians to truly delve inside rather than skate lightly above.