Drummer Terri Lynne Carrington has released The Mosaic Project, an album featuring all female musicians including bassist Esperanza Spalding, as well as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Nona Hendryx, Gretchen Parlato and others.
“Everything about this recording is about making a larger picture out of many various elements,” Carrington explains. “I assembled several friends – most of whom I’ve performed with in the past, and all of whom bring their own individual story – to help me create the big picture. For as talented as each of them are as individuals, when I put them all together, I have a much greater musical story – one that can be told in an interesting and compelling way.”
In addition to her bass playing, Spalding also added her vocal talents to the songs “Unconditional Love” and “Crayola,” which she penned.
“I’m really blessed that Terri thought of me to be a part of this project,” Spalding said. “It’s just powerful music. These are heavy, heavy, heavy musicians who have played with the best.”
Preview and download The Mosaic Project:
The Mosaic Project Track List:
- I Got Lost In His Arms
- Magic And Music
- Simply Beautiful
- Unconditional Love
- Soul Talk
- Mosaic Triad
- Show Me A Sign
- Sisters On The Rise (A Transformation)