A mosaic of talent in all-female jazz trio
Carrington, Allen, and Spalding create virtuoso group
It’s unavoidable: all-women groups remain rare in a jazz world where most performers, listeners and critics are male. That is why it is tempting to see the trio of drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianist Geri Allen, and bassist Esperanza Spalding, who appear at Scullers tonight through Sunday, as simply a dynamite combination of virtuosos, gathered together in a piano trio, one of the music’s classic formats. Siddhartha Mitter catches up with Carrington to talk about her all-female Mosaic Project.