Terri Lyne Carrington
Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader, Terri Lyne Carrington has had an
extensive touring career of more than 20 years with such luminaries as Herbie Hancock,
Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark
Terry, and Dianne Reeves. She recently returned to her hometown of Boston, where she was
appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music.
Carrington's production and songwriting work has included collaborations with Gino
Vannelli, Peabo Bryson, Dianne Reeves, Siedah Garrett, and Marilyn Scott. She also
performed on Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning Gershwin's World alongside Joni
Mitchell and Stevie Wonder.
Joining Carrington on her 2008 release More to Say … was an impressive
all-star cast of jazz and contemporary jazz instrumentalists, including George Duke,
Everette Harp, Kirk Whalum, Jimmy Haslip, Greg Phillinganes, Gregoire Maret, Christian
McBride, Danilo Pérez, Patrice Rushen, Robert Irving III, Chuck Loeb, Tineke Postma, Ray
Fuller, Dwight Sills, Anthony Wilson, and Les McCann, plus a special appearance by her dad,
Carrington released The Mosaic Project in July 2011, gathering a myriad of
artists and crystallized them into a multifaceted whole that far outweighed the sum of its
parts. She produced the 14-song set that featured some of the most prominent female jazz
musicians of the last few decades: Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater,
Sheila E., Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen, and several others.
Earlier this month, Carrington released Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, her
homage to Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach that coincides with the 50th
anniversary of the release of their iconic 1963 Money Jungle album.