Brimming with inspired and adventurous pieces that explore the limitless universe of jazz, “new STANDARDS – Vol. 1” also highlights contributions from special guests Ambrose Akinmusire, Ravi Coltrane, Val Jeanty, Samara Joy, Julian Lage, Michael Mayo, Elena Ptinderhughes, and Dianne Reeves.
In addition to new STANDARDS Vol. 1, Carrington will also release New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers on September 15, published by Hal Leonard. Developed by Carrington, New Standards features compositions by a dazzling list of 100+ women jazz titans, contemporary stars, and award winners: esperanza spalding, Nubya Garcia, jaimie branch, Diane Reeves, Maria Schneider, Mary Lou Williams, Brandee Younger, Alicia Coltrane, Nicole Mitchell, Cassandra Wilson, Cecile McLorin Salvant to name a few. From pieces that go back to 1922, to some composed by Berklee Jazz and Gender Justice students, to selections from the global landscape of jazz, New Standards offers an alternative to what the canon has consisted of to date and is a part of the larger corrective work that needs to be done to illuminate the fact that there are and always have been women composers in jazz.
Following the release of the album and book in September, Detroit’s Carr Center will host New Standards as the first part of the forthcoming larger exhibition Shifting the Narrative: Jazz and Gender Justice, from October 13 to November 27. Curated by Carrington, it will feature live performances, panel discussions, a photo exhibit, archival material and artwork created by many contemporary jazz artists on the theme of “new standards” as well as the installation’s three other sections: The Female and Non-binary Gaze, Invisible Labor, and Geri Allen and Mary Lou Williams In Conversation. Programs will be designed to engage with the residents and students of Detroit and its surrounding areas.
Carrington also produced a live album that will be released on September 9 (Candid Records), titled Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded in 2017, it features Wayne Shorter (saxophone), esperanza spalding (bass, vocals), Leo Genovese (piano) and Carrington (drums). Listen to “Midnight In Carlotta,” the latest single from the spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime recording here.
Last year, Carrington launched Next Jazz Legacy in partnership with New Music USA and Berklee’s Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, an organization that strives for a more inclusive jazz future. New Standards is a continuation of her ground-breaking work to raise the voice of women and non-binary artists in jazz and call for inclusivity.
1) Wind Flower | 2) Circling | 3) Uplifted Heart | 4) Moments | 5) Continental Cliff | 6) Throw It Away | 7) Respected Destroyer | 8) Two Hearts (Lawns) | 9) Unchanged | 10) Ima | 11) Rounds (Live)
Terri Lyne Carrington, Drums | Kris Davis, piano | Linda May Han Oh, bass | Nicholas Payton, Trumpet | Matthew Stevens, guitar
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet (track 11) | Melanie Charles, vocal (track 6) | Ravi Coltrane, saxophone (tracks 3, 4, 7, 8) | Val Jeanty, electronics (track 3) | Samara Joy, vocal (track 8) | Julian Lage, guitar (tracks 1, 2, 10) | Michael Mayo, vocal (track 2) | Elena Pinderhughes, flute (tracks 1, 3, 7) | Dianne Reeves, voice (track 4) | Negah Santos, percussion (tracks 2, 3, 6, 10) | Somi, vocal (track 6)
Wind Ensemble: (tracks 5, 8, 10)
Milena Casado Fauquet, flugelhorn | Anabel Gil Diaz, flute | Veronica Leahy, bass clarinet | Arrangements by Edmar Colon | Shadrack Oppong, spoken word (Track 3)\
Release Date: 16 September 2022
Format: CD | LP | Digital
Label: Candid Records
New Release Spotify Playlist
The Jazz In Europe New Release playlist features tracks from the new releases featured on Jazz In Europe. Updated weekly, this playlist is the perfect place to discover new music from the leading jazz musicians currently on the scene. We hope you enjoy this selection.
Last modified: August 31, 2022