Carrington and Holland Anchor “In Common III”

Walter Smith III and Matthew Stevens: In Common IIIThe duo of Walter Smith III and Matthew Stevens have returned with the third installment of their “In Common” project, which has an ever-changing lineup of musicians. In Common III sees the saxophonist and guitarist joined by pianist Kris Davis and the masterful rhythm section of drummer Terri Lynne Carrington and bassist Dave Holland. Smith says their third album is “longer, freer, and yet more spontaneous.”

“The spotlight is on the community of musicians as a whole,” he adds. “The general vibe is sculpted by the musicians’ interpretations of what we bring in.”

Carrington and Holland certainly bring a lot to the sessions. Stevens contributed the song “Loping” to the project to bring out their styles. “Being of a certain ilk and having come up a certain way, I knew they would have had a specific way of playing this track,” he said.

Hear the exquisite groove they achieve:

In Common III is available now on CD, vinyl, and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

In Common III Track List:

  1. Shine
  2. Loping
  3. Oliver
  4. Hornets
  5. Orange Crush
  6. After
  7. Lite
  8. For Some Time
  9. Shutout
  10. Reds
  11. Variable
  12. Prince July
  13. Dust
  14. Familiar
  15. Miserere

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