Terri Lyne Carrington’s latest album The Mosaic Project features Esperanza Spalding

Terri Lyne Carrington’s latest album The Mosaic Project features Esperanza Spalding


The Mosaic Project is cross generational, cross cultural and 'cross genre' in nature, which is pertinent because jazz has increasingly pollinated, allowing it's language to metamorphose into something one group of people alone cannot claim.

The Mosaic Project, set for release on July 19, 2011, assembles an all-female cast that includes Esperanza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Nona Hendryx, Gretchen Parlato and many others.

The CD includes music from several of the artists with instrumental and vocal tracks, commenting on historical and current themes/issues with the intent to offer an informative, enjoyable, listening experience, driven by creativity and consciousness. As with the mosaic art technique, the idea was for this project to vibrantly connect colorful pieces together to create something integral, using thoroughly composed song forms, some abstract improvising, and also the human voice - creating 'sharp shapes, with blurred edges.'

Esperanza sung the percussive yet soaring "Unconditional Love," written by Geri Allen. Also featured on the album is Esperanza's song "Crayola," which appears just a couple tracks later.

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