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Carrington, Terri Lyne / Jazz Is a Spirit
Album:Jazz Is a Spirit Collection:Jazz
Artist:Carrington, Terri Lyne Added:12/2002
Label:Act Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-01-20 Pull Date:2003-03-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Feb9 Feb2 Feb26 Jan
Airplays:1221

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-01-19 
Mainstream contemporary jazz led by Carrington, a woman drummer. Lots of prominent guest stars: Herbie Hancock (2,5,10), Wallace Roney (2,14), Kevin Eubanks, etc.

Sometimes it gets a bit slick/cheesy, especially in Carrington's compositions, but this has a nice adventurous feel overall, with great loose soloing by Gary Thomas (sax) and Greg Kurstin (piano). Accessible and mind-opening, and well worth a try.

2*- Stumbly theme; nice wandering trumpet-sax double solo
3*- Slower and expansive
4* Midtempo
5- Soft
6,7- Heart-pounding drum solo, then an unfortunate new-agey blip
8- Insistant hand drums for that "world" sound. Nice trumpet solo
9*- Bouncy theme, some wild piano & sax playing
10- Mellow midtempo
11- Quiet, floaty
12- Scattery, with wah-wah guitar
13- Weird: Drum solo over dialogue snippets
1,14 - The oddball tracks: Slow, oozy funk. Pretty good, but they could lose the spoken word (by Malcolm Jamal-Warner, of Cosby Show fame)

Track Listing
1.Jazz Is 8.Journey of Now
2.Little Jump 9.Giggles
3.The Corner 10.Middle Way
4.Lost Star 11.Princess
5.Samsara 12.Witch Hunt
6.Journey Agent 13.Mr. Jo Jones
7.Journey East From West 14.Jazz Is a Spirit