OK Mozart Oklahoma

The trio of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianist Geri Allen, and bassist Esperanza Spalding first came together to play on Carrington’s all-female, Grammy-nominated “Mosaic Project” album in 2011. The trio leans toward standards and judiciously chosen bits of jazz from the 1950s and ’60s and sits more in line with the acoustic jazz tradition. While it’s tempting to see this group as simply a dynamic combination of virtuosos with amazing depth and experience gathered together in a piano trio, this ensemble is much more. Pianist Allen and drummer Carrington have clocked myriad accomplishments, bending rhythms to suit their varied interests. Meanwhile, Spalding is the current queen of the jazz bass, so watching the chemistry present itself will be an experience not to be missed.

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