Make a difference: Support jazz online

Support All About Jazz Your friends at All About Jazz are looking for readers to help back our website upgrade project. Of critical importance, this project will result in a vastly improved design across all devices and will make future All About Jazz projects much easier to implement. Click here to learn more about this project including donation rewards.

151

Terri Lyne Carrington: Jazz is a Spirit

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count

A Street Poem...

Jazz is a Spirit is a hip, high profile offering by drummer/percussionist Terri Lyne Carrington. Carrington fingers the best jazz talent performing today for inclusion on her current rumination. This talent includes the young lions Wallace Roney and Terence Blanchard (who both breathe the spirit of Miles), mainstream icons Kevin Eubanks and Gary Thomas, as well as the established old guard, could it be? Herbie Hancock? This is Carrington’s first date as a leader since 1989’s Real Life Stories. For the past 12 years she has devoted her attentions to those of a sideman, supporting the likes of Herbie Hancock, David Benoit, Paul Bollenbeck, Mulgrew Miller, and this list truly goes on and on.

Carrington returns to leadership with a collection of jazz poem, ethereal and passionate. This is sound track and soundscape music, some brooding, some angry, some exuberant. The alpha and omega of the disc are two related spoken word pieces that have Malcolm-Jamal Warner reciting the freedom in jazz. All of the artists showed up to play. Hancock is playful in sideways form providing serpentine piano lines on "Little Jump." Wallace Roney and Terence Blanchard both play with a beautiful Miles tone that in no way interferes with each trumpeter’s individuality. The guitarists offer provocative support without being obtrusive. Ms. Carrington, for her part, is a great rhythm master, equal parts intellectual Max Roach and physical Art Blakey, all filtered through the 1990s.


Track Listing: Jazz Is; Little Jump; The Corner; Lost Star; Samsara; Journey Agent; Journey East From West; Journey Of Now; Giggles; Middle Way; Princess; Which Hunt; Mr. Jo Jones; Jazz Is A Spirit. (Total Time: 63.28).

Personnel: Herbie Hancock, Greg Kurstin

Title: Jazz Is A Spirit | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: ACT Music

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House CD/LP/Track Review Not Nearly Enough To Buy A House
by Mark Sullivan
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Journey to a New World CD/LP/Track Review Journey to a New World
by Troy Dostert
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Disappeared Behind the Sun CD/LP/Track Review Disappeared Behind the Sun
by John Sharpe
Published: January 21, 2018
Read 2018 Neujahrskonzert New Year’s Concert CD/LP/Track Review 2018 Neujahrskonzert New Year’s Concert
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: January 21, 2018
Read Lux CD/LP/Track Review Lux
by Karl Ackermann
Published: January 20, 2018
Read Unleashed CD/LP/Track Review Unleashed
by John Sharpe
Published: January 20, 2018
Read "Hanukkah" CD/LP/Track Review Hanukkah
by Jack Bowers
Published: November 8, 2017
Read "The Art Pepper Quartet" CD/LP/Track Review The Art Pepper Quartet
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: May 7, 2017
Read "Live at Ronnie Scott's" CD/LP/Track Review Live at Ronnie Scott's
by Geno Thackara
Published: September 10, 2017
Read "Cross-Platform Interchange" CD/LP/Track Review Cross-Platform Interchange
by Roger Farbey
Published: May 4, 2017
Read "Inland Sea" CD/LP/Track Review Inland Sea
by Geno Thackara
Published: July 16, 2017
Read "Passin' Thru" CD/LP/Track Review Passin' Thru
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: July 12, 2017