Friday, January 24, 2014

Now's the Time: Terri Lyne Carrington

The presence of the highly accomplished drummer and wildly imaginative bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington represents just just half of the appeal of her gig at Polsky Theatre on Friday, January 24.  She's bringing an all-star band with her. 

Saxophonist Tia Fuller is best known as BeyoncĂ©'s musical wing woman.  Guitarist Nir Felder is a rising star on New York's jazz scene.  His debut album Golden Age was released Tuesday by Okeh/Sony.  Gerald Clayton is one of jazz's most notable young pianists.  Bassist Zach Brown rounds out the band.

An ensemble led by Doug Talley will open Friday's show with a tribute to Wayne Shorter.  Alas, the audience almost certainly won't hear Talley perform anything like the contemporary Shorter seen in the embedded video. 

Carrington is appearing as part of the annual Jazz Winterlude festival.

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