This Just In is Jazz88’s weekly celebration of new releases. It hits the airwaves every Friday at Noon and this week we are diving into Terri Lynn Carrington’s latest release, New Standards Volume 1. For her latest effort Carrington worked with purpose at every turn, working up material exclusively from women composers and drawing in an amazing array of players from many different generations to turn out an admirable piece of work.
Given the cast of players and the quality of release, it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that this release got nominated for a Grammy, but I must say, it might be nominated in the wrong category! Though a number of the tracks are instrumental, I feel like the work that really shines is when Terri Lynn Carrington brings in vocalists and poets to round out her already impressive ensemble. Melanie Charles and Somi together on the Abbey Lincoln-penned track “Throw it Away” is the highlight of the disc to me. Carrington sounds electric behind the kit and the additional percussion work from Negah Santos pushes the whole affair over the edge. Terri Lynn Carrington also commands the credit for having the best Samara Joy performance on record to date; her vocal over the Carla Bley tune “Lawns” is so intimate and heartbreaking.
During Friday’s This Just In we’ll listen to a couple tracks from the album while also covering new releases from Rachael and Vilray, Jay Hoggard, The Brian Baggett Trio and Derrick Gardner and the Jazz Prophets and more. Check the show out at Noon or on-demand here.
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