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Terri Lyne Carrington's 'The Mosaic Project' | For The Record

Terri Lyne Carrington

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Terri Lyne Carrington's 'The Mosaic Project' | For The Record

Look back at the jazz drumming prodigy's ambitious project that's chock full of stellar collaborations and mind-bending grooves

GRAMMYs/Jun 15, 2018 - 12:20 am

By 2011, Terri Lyne Carrington had established herself as not just one of her generation's greatest drummers, but one of its most talented and inspired artists. But that year, Carrington applied her unique blend of jazz, R&B, soul, rock, blues, and pop elements to a new collaboration-rich project that would launch her career — and her legacy — to another level.

The Mosaic Project arrived on July 19, 2011. True to its name, the album contained an ambitious amalgam of jazz styles and guest vocalists. Carrington's effortless ability to fuse the accessible with the intellectual tied the larger vision of the project together, making it immediately stand out from anything comparable.

"There's one part of me that's kind of a jazz head who likes complex, thought-provoking melodies and harmonies," said Carrington, when asked about the album. "Then there's another part of me that really likes funk and pop and things that are accessible."

From the daring rendition of the Beatles' "Michelle" to romantic seduction on her take on Al Green's "Simply Beautiful" to the to the powerful social statement of "Echo," The Mosaic Project covers a ton of musical and lyrical ground. Stepping in to deliver the melody across the album, several vocal greats joined Carrington, including GRAMMY winners Dee Dee Bridgewater, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, and more.

Carrington eared her first career GRAMMY Award for The Mosaic Project. The album was named Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 54th GRAMMY Awards, a testament to the strength of its many singing contributors. But the thread of deep groove, inventive rhythms and conversational musical interplay between Carrington and all the project's musicians is where her genius shines brightest on the album.

Carrington would go on to win additional GRAMMYs, taking home Best Jazz Instrumental album two years later for Money Jungle: Provocation In Blue at the 56th GRAMMY Awards and Best Jazz Vocal Album again for Beautiful Life at the 57th GRAMMY Awards. However, it was The Mosaic Project that set a new jazz standard for just how much a single album can contain and achieve — and catapulted Carrington into the ranks of the jazz elite.

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

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Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY

Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 02:09 am

The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.

In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.

The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip. 

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

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Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs

Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 05:39 am

What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.

Take a peak at Album Of The Year GRAMMY winner Bruno Mars, 60th GRAMMY Awards Host James Cordon, Cardi B minutes before her electrifying performance of "Finesse," and more!

Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.

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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show

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Original Misfits Unleash One Night Only L.A. Reunion Show

Dark punk legends to play first show with Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only since last year's Riot Fest reunion

GRAMMYs/Aug 22, 2017 - 05:28 am

There's big news today for punk-rock fans aware that the Misfits made much more than just T-shirts.

The massively influential punk band announced a special show touted as the "only 2017 performance in this world… or any world" and billed as "The Original Misfits" in Los Angeles at the Forum on Dec. 30.

This will be the first Misfits show featuring original singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein since the band reunited for a pair of Riot Fest appearances in Chicago and Denver in 2016. Last year's Riot Fest gigs, which featured drummer Dave Lombardo, marked the first time in 33 years the original Misfits members played together.

"OK Los Angeles, you've waited almost 35 years for this, here's your chance to see the "Original Misfits" in this Exclusive L.A. only performance." said Glenn Danzig. "No Tour, No BS, just one night of dark metal-punk hardcore brutality that will go down in the history books. See you there."

Tickets for this "one night only" show go on sale Friday, August 25.

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Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

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Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs

The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Jan 29, 2018 - 08:11 am

Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."


Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and  Jonathan Yip.

For additional "Finesse" on stage at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, Mars was joined by Cardi B for a reprise of their 148-million-views hit remix.

The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.

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