Press Pass: Terri Lyne Carrington

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Thursday November 05, 2015

From Falls Church News-Press

Press Pass: Terri Lyne Carrington
By: Drew Costley

The last time Terri Lyne Carrington performed at the Howard Theatre, it was the venue’s second annual gala and benefit concert, during which singers Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick and Valerie Simpson were honored. That was 2013.

At the time, Carrington wasn’t a stranger to paying musical tribute to her fellow woman musicians. Her 2011 album The Mosaic Project, which won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Jazz Vocal Album, featured an all-star cast of not only women musicians, like Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Nona Hendryx and Sheila E., but also featured commentary from Angela Davis.

Now, Carrington is set to perform at the Howard Theatre on November 5, months after releasing The Mosaic Project: LOVE and SOUL, a follow-up to her 2011 album. In her latest offering, she juxtaposed her salute to female artists by paying tribute to various male artists who have influenced her in one way or the other.

‘The Mosaic Project was an all-female project that celebrates women but it was in no way trying to exclude men,’ Carrington said. ‘So [this record] was my way of trying to bring the male spirit into the project and pay tribute to some great male artists. Some that are still with us and some that have passed away.’

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