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Tuesday September 29, 2015

From New Pittsburgh Courier

Jazz meets soul on Carrington’s ‘Mosaic Project: Love and Soul’ CD
By: Genea L. Webb

It took Terri Lyne Carrington 18 months to record the music that was floating around in her head.
“I had to take time with the CD and get out what I was hearing,” said Carrington, a Grammy Award winning drummer, composer and producer. “I hear a lot of stuff in my head.”
What resulted was one of her most personal CD’s to date, the Concord Records release, “The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul,” which combines her shout out to female artists by paying tribute to the myriad of male performers who influenced her professionally or enhanced her musicality.
To achieve such a tall order, Carrington enlisted the help of various powerhouse vocalists and instrumentalists—many of whom are her long-time friends and colleagues—Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Gerri Allen, Chante Moore, Chaka Khan, Ledisi, and Lalah Hathaway. The male perspective was provided by many of music’s late great musicians like George Duke, Nick Ashford, Bill Withers, Luther Vandross and Duke Ellington.

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