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Waiting Game

In 2019, NEA Jazz Master and four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, producer and educator, Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science (formed with pianist/keyboardist, Aaron Parks and guitarist, Matthew Stevens, along with multi-instrumentalist, Morgan Guerin; vocalist, Debo Ray and MC/DJ, Kassa Overall), released their album, Waiting Game, inspired by the seismic changes in the ever-evolving social and political landscape. The double album expresses an unflinching, inclusive, and compassionate view of humanity’s breaks and bonds through an eclectic program melding jazz, R&B, indie rock, hip hop, free improvisation, contemporary classical and world music. Waiting Game was nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY Award and has been celebrated as one of the year's best jazz releases by Rolling Stone, Downbeat, Boston Globe and Popmatters. Downbeat describes the album as, “a two-disc masterstroke on par with Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 hip hop classic, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’…”, and garnered three of their critics poll awards, Album of the Year, Group of the Year and Artist of the Year. Terri Lyne was also named 2019’s Artist of the Year by Jazz Times Critics Polls, the Boston Globe, and the Jazz Journalists Association.

Adding to the multi-dimensional sound of Waiting Game is an impressive host of guests including rappers Rapsody, Kokayi, Raydar Ellis and Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh), trumpeter Nicholas Payton, bassists Derrick Hodge and Esperanza Spalding, vocalist Mark Tribble of Take 6 and spoken word contributions from Meshell Ndegeocello and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

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