Terri Lyne Carrington Wins Best Jazz Instrumental Album for new STANDARDS Vol. 1

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Monday, February 6, 2023

Congratulations to Terri Lyne Carrington, who won the GRAMMY Award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album today for her groundbreaking project, new STANDARDS Vol. 1. The other project she released, Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival by Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese and esperanza spalding, earned a win in the Best Improvised Jazz Solo category for Wayne Shorter & Leo Genovese’s recording of “Endangered Species.”

Carrington entered the GRAMMY Awards this weekend with four nominations for new STANDARDS Vol. 1 and Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival, released on Candid Records. Each album was nominated in both the Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo category. Carrington, who is the producer and a performer on both albums, is an NEA Jazz Master, virtuoso jazz drummer, composer, interdisciplinary artist, activist, educator, 7-time GRAMMY nominee, and now a 4-time winner. Earlier this week Carrington was also honored by the Recording Academy’s Producers and Engineers Wing at their annual event. 

Says John Burk, Partner in Exceleration Music:

“The one and only Wayne Shorter and co-soloist Leo Genovese were honored for an inspiring example of collaborative improvisation. And Terri Lyne Carrington's GRAMMY win for Best Jazz Instrumental Album is another example of extraordinary collaboration with her co—winners, Linda, Kris, Matt and Nicholas and an incredible cast of featured guests.

Both of these projects demonstrate Terri Lyne Carrington’s exceptional talent as a visionary producer, artist, activist and the ultimate collaborator who lifts up everyone around her.”

new STANDARDS Vol. 1 is a groundbreaking album, created to uplift the voices of women composers in jazz, while Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival captures the historic 2017 performance by the multi-generational jazz supergroup of Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, esperanza spalding and Leo Genovese.

new STANDARDS Vol. 1 by Carrington, Kris Davis, Linda May Han Oh, Nicholas Payton, and Matthew Stevens features 11 recordings of songs from Carrington’s new book, New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers (Hal Leonard/Berklee Press). The book and album feature a remarkable range of acknowledged titans, young visionaries and unsung heroes in jazz. New Standards was born out of necessity, after Carrington was prompted to search for women composers in the infamous Real Book of jazz charts, and to her dismay, found virtually none.