When legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb told me that one of his favorite drummers was Terri Lyne Carrington, it came to no surprise. What was surprising is when the eighty-two year old jazz master stated that all of his favorite drummers are girl drummers - Kim Thompson, Shelia E., Cindy Blackman, and Terri Lyne Carrington.
Jimmy Cobb said, "I meet Terri when she was ten or so and I when heard her play and knew then she was going to be a hit... Oh yeah, she smokes!"
Jimmy Cobb is on point. Drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington was only 13 when she began her studies at Berklee and was traveling in circles with Clark Terry, shortly after. She has performed with Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, and Cassandra Wilson, to name a few.