Terri Lyne Carrington, 'The Mosaic Project: Love And Soul,' Concord Records

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Wednesday August 12, 2015

From Classicalite

Terri Lyne Carrington, ‘The Mosaic Project: Love And Soul,’ Concord Records (REVIEW)
By Mike Greenblatt

Terri Lyne Carrington had a problem. How do you possibly follow up The Mosaic Project, the 2011 Grammy Award winner for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”? That CD featured the cream of the female instrumental and vocal crop. Her answer is to continue to utilize her gender’s finest vocalists in tribute to some of her male inspirations. Thus, Mosaic Project: Love And Soul has a glittering array of styles and substance on the kind of material that has never been improved upon.

Carrington is a whiz. It’s almost not fair how much talent she possesses. Over the course of these 12 sterling tracks, she plays guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. She picked the material with a particular singer in mind, making sure to do a little singing herself. She produced it all, arranged it all and probably swept out the studio at session’s end.

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