Terri Lyne Carrington: Musing Emanon
Terri Lyne Carrington
Wayne Shorter's Orbit

Terri Lyne Carrington: Musing Emanon

w/ danilo pÉrez, nicole mitchell, brandon ross, & val jeanty

FEB 16-20 | SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Terri Lyne Carrington

Feb 19, 2022
Miner Auditorium
SatFeb 19

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7:30 PM

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Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington regards Wayne Shorter as a musical father, a guiding light. This program allows her to say “thanks” – and to be inspired by him all over again. Shorter — the saxophonist and composer, a Yoda of jazz – will be a virtual presence, reading from Emanon, the 2018 graphic novel he created with writer Monica Sly and artist Randy DuBurke. Shorter is a film buff, a comic book fanatic, a fanciful philosopher. Accordingly, Emanon is a futuristic fantasy, and Carrington has assembled a band of forward-thinking musicians to spontaneously interact and align themselves with Shorter’s story and voice. Flutist Nicole Mitchell, an Afro-futurist, is at the heart of the project, alongside guitarist Brandon Ross and pianist Danilo Pérez, who has played with Shorter for two decades. A former member of Shorter’s band (off and on between 1987 and 2002), Carrington hopes the SFJAZZ performance will embody a sense of daring and unpredictability — playing “without a net,” as Shorter would put it. “Wayne’s just one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever been around,” she says. “He definitely changed my life. Really, he’s just the greatest. Like Muhammad Ali’s the greatest? Wayne’s the greatest.”

The master drummer is a musical bridge builder, bandleader and activist. Over a 40-year career, she has collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Nancy Wilson, David Murray, Dianne Reeves, Stan Getz, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and countless others. A champion of gender rights in jazz, she is the only woman ever to win a GRAMMY for best jazz instrumental album.

ABOUT TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON

This innovative multi-media performance is dedicated to themes from Wayne Shorter’s expansive 2018 album Emanon, with Shorter via video reading from the album’s associated graphic novel.

CONCERT SPONSORS
John Gordon and Margo Goodwin-Gordon

'Emanon' is another milestone, combining bold orchestral statements with the mercurial spontaneity of Shorter’s remarkable long-running quartet

Rolling Stone

'Emanon' is another milestone, combining bold orchestral statements with the mercurial spontaneity of Shorter’s remarkable long-running quartet

Rolling Stone

Personnel

Terri Lyne Carrington drums
Nicole Mitchell flute
Danilo Pérez piano
Brandon Ross guitar
Val Jeanty percussion

Special Guest
Wayne Shorter
spoken word

Terri Lyne Carrington can play drums at the highest level. She’s a master.

Herbie Hancock

Personnel

Terri Lyne Carrington drums
Nicole Mitchell flute
Danilo Pérez piano
Brandon Ross guitar
Val Jeanty percussion

Special Guest
Wayne Shorter
spoken word

Terri Lyne Carrington can play drums at the highest level. She’s a master.

Herbie Hancock

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