Sunday, September 4, 2016

TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON'S ENSEMBLE, 'MOSAIC PROJECT,' HAS PRIMO SLOT AT DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Terri Lyne Carrington 
Lester Bowie, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, and David Sandborn are some of the big-name bandleaders the Grammy-winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington has performed with. Carrington also has an equally vast R&B resume. Carrington grew up in Medford, MA. Carrington is extraordinary. Her parents were musicians. Her grandfather played drums in bands led by Fats Waller and Chu Berry. As a pre-teen, Carrington earned a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. Every since moving to New York in 1983, she has been in demand. "Real Life Story," her debut recording received a Grammy nomination. Her work as a bandleader ranks among her best given her lengthy track record. Carrington was the first female jazz musician to win a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for “Money Jungle Provocative In Blue, “a remake of the 1963 classic album co-led by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. Lately, Carrington has been making wonderful music with a band of female instrumentalists and guest vocalists known internationally as The Mosaic Project. The band swings like crazy. You can count the number of female jazz groups of prominence on one hand. Straight Ahead and the Diva Jazz Orchestra come to mind. It's rare for female groups to get a primo slot at a major international jazz festival. Nonetheless, Carrington surely has earned it. Not sure if Carrington's set list will only include music from her  last album "Love and Soul", or if you play music from her discography. Her set is a must-see.  

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project performs Monday 3:15 PM on the Carhartt Amphitheater Stage
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