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Terri Lyne Carrington: new STANDARDS vol. 1 (Candid)

13. Terri Lyne Carrington New Standards Vol. 1 (Candid)

What’s that they say about women having to work twice as hard? For the conceit of New Standards—compositions by women from all across the jazz spectrum—to fly, the material couldn’t be any less than stellar. It delivers in spades. But so do Carrington, her core quintet, and the myriad special guests who give transcendent treatments to works by Gretchen Parlato, Brandee Younger, Abbey Lincoln, and Marilyn Crispell. It’s just volume 1, thank God. MICHAEL J. WEST