Terri Lyne Carrington Album Release at Berklee, Febuary 14
Renowned drummer, composer, producer, and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington presents a concert celebrating her new album Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. The album—released the week of the concert—is the follow-up to her Grammy Award-winning album The Mosaic Project. The release of Carrington's new album coincides with the 50th anniversary of Money Jungle, a pivotal 1963 trio recording by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. Carrington wrote all new arrangements of Ellington's music for the album, which also includes two of her original compositions. At the concert, Carrington will perform with a trio and larger ensembles made up of Berklee students and guest pianist Gerald Clayton, who is featured on the album.
Terri Lyne Carrington's Money Jungle is part of Berklee's Signature Music Series. It takes place on Thursday, February 14, at 8:15 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center (BPC), 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Tickets are reserve seating, $8, $16 (advance) and $12, $20 (day of show). Purchase tickets at berkleebpc.com, by calling 617-747 2261, at the BPC box office. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
Terri Lyne Carrington was born in Medford, Massachusetts. A child prodigy, she began her Berklee studies at the age of 13 and was touring with legends like Clark Terry by her late teens. After an extensive touring career of more than 20 years with icons like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, and others, she returned to her alma mater and was appointed professor and artistic director of the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. She also received an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee in 2003.
Millions saw her on TV as the house drummer on the Arsenio Hall Show and on Quincy Jones's VIBE, hosted by Sinbad. Her Grammy-nominated debut album, Real Life Story (1989), featured Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, and others. After a hiatus from U.S. recording, she released 2009's More to Say ... Real Life Story: NextGen, the sequel to her debut album. The Mosaic Project, her first album on Concord Jazz, which featured a number of prominent female artists like Esperanza Spalding, Nona Hendryx, and Geri Allen, was released in 2011. It won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album.