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Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science featured in Ugly Beauty: The Month in Jazz.

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Thursday November 21, 2019

From Stereogum

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz ‘” November 2019
By: PHIL FREEMAN

“Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science, Waiting Game (Motema)

Drummer and educator Terri Lyne Carrington has been balancing art and activism for several years, striving for gender justice in the jazz scene while addressing social issues in her music. Waiting Game, recorded with a new band that includes pianist Aaron Parks, guitarist Matthew Stevens, multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin, and vocalists Debo Ray and Kassa Overall, is a double-disc. The first half is a collection of 11 songs featuring guest rappers, singers, and spoken word performers, including Meshell Ndegeocello, Rapsody, Malcolm Jamal-Warner, and others. The second half is a four-part, 42-minute improvised suite, ‘Dreams And Desperate Measures,’ featuring Parks, Stevens, and bassist Esperanza Spalding. ‘Trapped In The American Dream,’ featuring vocals from Overall, opens the album with a meditative beat, evocative piano, and subtly stinging guitar from Stevens.”

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