Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, & Esperanza Spalding: Sold out!
With the multi-generational supergroup ACS, sisterhood isn’t just powerful, it’s downright explosive. A spectacular fusion of three celebrated bandleaders who each brings daunting technique and a questing spirit of improvisation to the collective ensemble, ACS emerged out of Carrington’s Grammy Award-winning 2011 Concord Jazz album The Mosaic Project. A pianist of bracing intelligence and unerring improvisational instincts, Allen is the band’s veteran seeker. Carrington was already an elite accompanist when she released her 1989 debut Real Life Story with Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Greg Osby, and Dianne Reeves. And Spalding was already jazz’s brightest young star before winning an unprecedented Best New Artist Grammy Award in 2011. Elegant, experimental, and unquestionably bold, ACS provides this brilliant triumvirate with a vivid forum for further explorations.
Geri Allen piano
Esperanza Spalding bass
Terri Lyne Carrington drums