Featuring Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Geri Allen and Tineke Postma
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(performed live at the 2007 Red Sea Jazz Festival)
Terri Lyne Carrington’s “The Mosaic Project” nominated for the 2012 GRAMMY® for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
“This album is not just amazing but history making, having the likes of Geri Allen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Anat Cohen, Angela Davis, Sheila E. Nona Hendryx, Ingrid Jensen, Mimi Jones, Carmen Lundy, Chia-Yin Carol Ma, Hailey Niswanger, Gretchen Parlato, Tineke Postma, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Linda Taylor, Shea Rose, Patrice Rushen, Helen Sung and Cassandra Wilson. Never was there a project that involved all these individuals together and time will tell if there’ll be a repeat. Quincy Jones has been known for bringing together a multitude of talented individuals and creating projects, in the same way Terri can be thought of as Quenelle Jonelle, the female version that mirrors Quincy, bringing together a talented cast of female artists.” – Sam Archer, Philadelphia Examiner
“These are my friends, mostly old friends, and some new friends… and this is a mosaic of colors, shapes, and textures, making a picture that I hope is informative and enjoyable to our fans.” – Terri Lyne Carrington
Hebert-Carrington Media co-founder Terri Lyne Carrington 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.
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Here’s what critics are saying about The Mosaic Project:
“It’s not surprising – given Carrington’s long history of collaborating with jazz’s biggest names – that through her assured leadership and support she could induce this myriad of distinct voices to work in great harmony.” – Steve Jones, USA Today
“One of the many winning qualities about The Mosaic Project is that despite its 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… Another reason that The Mosaic Project excels is that Carrington and her cohorts have delivered an album that doesn’t shy away from gender politics, but the music and themes aren’t so hermetic and preachy that it sucks all the joy out of it.” ****1/2 – John Murph, DownBeat
“A veteran jazz drummer with a knack for literate funk, Terri Lyne Carrington has her fifth such album, “The Mosaic Project” (Concord), due out on Tuesday. It comes with a strong concept: all the 20-odd musicians featured are women, from the pianist Helen Sung to the percussionist Sheila E. The caliber of these artists speaks for itself; there’s no sense of compromise here, or of an agenda limiting the options. And Ms. Carrington, who produced the album, brings accessibility and continuity to the listening experience.” – Nate Chinen, New York Times
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“Carrington, who produced and arranged the recording, chose the album’s title for good reason: The Mosaic Project, whose cover art is built upon hundreds of tiny photos of women, is all about what happens when seemingly unrelated elements coalesce into a greater, cohesive whole.” – Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes
“Women have made big strides in jazz since local heroine Terri Lyne Carrington came onto the scene nearly three decades ago. Consider the drummer-composer-Berklee professor’s new album, The Mosaic Project. It features several prominent female vocalists, and all the instrumentalists are women. The fresh-sounding album of contemporary jazz laced with pop, soul, funk, and fusion influences includes Gretchen Parlato’s breathy takes on Carrington’s reinterpretations of Irving Berlin’s ‘I Got Lost in His Arms’ and the Beatles’ ‘Michelle’; Cassandra Wilson’s succulent cover of Al Green’s ‘Simply Beautiful’; Esperanza Spalding’s playful ‘Crayola’; three Nona Hendryx contributions (one sung by Dee Dee Bridgewater); and ‘Magic and Music,’ Carrington’s vocal tribute to the late Teena Marie. ‘Mosaic Triad’ is the standout instrumental track. Then there’s the politically charged centerpiece, ‘Echo,’ which features civil rights commentary from activist Angela Davis and vocals by the always superlative Dianne Reeves. It’s strong, supple stuff by a strong bunch of women.” – Bill Beuttler, Boston Globe
I Got Lost In His Arms – Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project
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Terri Lyne Carrington · The Mosaic Project Concord Jazz · Release Date: July 19, 2011
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