Terence Blanchard

New Music: Music For Film By Terence Blanchard

Jan 22, 2018

Terence Blanchard is a trumpet player, composer, bandleader, and has composed the scores to over 50 films in a prolific career. His music is the accompaniment to most Spike Lee films. On this new record from Silva Screen Music, Film Fest Gent continues their tradition of honoring movie music by releasing Music For Film, featuring Blanchard and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

The record features 16 cuts from films including music from Clockers, She Hate Me, Miracle At St. Ana, Bamboozled, Chi-Raq, Malcolm X and others. You can hear cuts from Music For Film on Serenade to the City on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Monday through Friday from  10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Blue Note recording artist Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective's new release is titled Breathless. The very first cut sets the tone for the groups masterful work,  Terence opens with Compared To What, the Les McCann & Eddie Harris classic and vocalist PJ Morton adds a soulful touch to the lyrics. I love this band. The E-Collective features Oscar Seaton on drums, Donald Ramsey on bass, Fabian Almazan on keyboards and Charles Altura on guitar. Terence's offering of Talk To Me featuring Dr. Cornell West, speaks to the times we live in today.

Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer is out Breathless on Blue Note Records. According to Blue Note PR, ...with his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing  “I can’t breathe,” the words of Eric Garner that have since echoed across the country in protest of discrimination.

WCLK PD and Serenade To The City Host Aaron Cohen is adding cuts from the new release from Dr. John, an all star tribute to the music of Louis Armstrong.  Trumpet players on this record include Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Arturo Sandoval.

Join Dee Dee Bridgewater on NPR's Jazz Set at 7pm Sunday for an evocative set recorded live at Monteray with the Gil Evans Orchestra and Terence Blanchard on trumpet playing the Miles Davis parts on classics from Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.  Delicious.

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz.