In the latest episode of JazzBeat, New England Public Radio’s Tom Reney speaks with Terri Lyne Carrington. The drummer and composer offers her thoughts on what saxophonist Benny Golson calls “the late arrival of justice,” with the advent of a new wave of women in jazz.
Carrington shares some of the inspiration behind “The Mosaic Project,” recorded with an all-female ensemble and winner of the “Best Jazz Vocal Album” category at the 54th Grammy Awards in 2012. We also hear what brought about her 50th anniversary tribute to Money Jungle, the legendary meeting of Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach in 1962. She’ll be performing with her “Money Jungle” quartet at Springfield’s Jazz and Roots Festival on August 6th.
Music: Terri Lyne Carrington. Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. Concord Records, 2013.