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Artist’s Choice: Terri Lyne Carrington on “Vocalists Who Influenced My Drumming”

Ella, Joni, Mahalia and more

Shirley Horn
Mahalia Jackson
Ella Fitzgerald in 1946
Terri Lyne Carrington (photo by Tracy Love)
Terri Lyne Carrington (photo by Tracy Love)

I try to be melodic and lyrical on the drum set, and have always had a strong connection to vocalists. Here are some examples of great singers who have inspired me or informed my playing.

Shirley Horn

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