Three of a Kind

The Allen Carrington Spalding Trio

by Terri Lyne Carrington Illustrated by Ramsess



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781665570596
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 42
ISBN : 9781665570602

About the Book

This non-fiction illustrated poem is about three women who became musical companions through their love of jazz. Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington and Esperanza Spalding toured the world, sharing their love for each other and their listeners, while igniting imaginations and challenging perceptions of gender roles in their beloved art form. This poem is written and illustrated in the spirit of encouraging young girls from all over to play instruments and dream big.

About the Author

Terri Lyne Carrington is a three-time Grammy Award-winning drummer, composer, producer, and founder of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. As part of her illustrious career, she performed in the ACS trio with Geri Allen and Esperanza Spalding, the real-life ensemble that inspired this book. She has published writings in multiple publications such as Jazz and Culture (Pittsburgh University), Chamber Music Magazine, and the Library of Congress Blog, in addition to writing liner notes and song lyrics for critically acclaimed recordings. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Manhattan School of Music, Berklee College of Music and York University, and serves as the artistic director for the Carr Center (Detroit) and the Next Jazz Legacy program (New Music USA, Mellon Foundation). In 2020, she was named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, and inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021.