Terri Lyn Carrington
She's a former child prodigy, whose precocious talents saw her jamming with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie when her age was barely into double figures,
Tern Lyne Carrington has already nanaged to cram a lifetime's work into her 36 years. Enrolling for a scholarship at Berklee College of Music as a pre teenager, Terri emerged a supremely capable drummer and began an enviable career. Working with the likes of Pharoah Saunders, Stan Geti, Wayne Shortet Lester Bowie, David Sanborn, Dianna Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, James Moody and Herbie Hancock, she was also she house drummer on two US late night television shows. In 1989, her Real Life Story album was nominated for a grammy. Recently in te UK touring Herbie Hancock's Future II Future album, Terri is an electric performer equally capable of contributing spectacularly to improvisations, or sitting back and laying down a fat
part in the
American Drummers Achievement Awards, where Steve Gadd represented Louie Belison, Peter Erskine paid tributeto Elvin Jones,
Marvin Smith evoked Max Roach and Terri Lyne celebrated Roy Haynes.
"At the end, all eight were on stage, playing aiythlng that came to hand!"