I was getting done work that day and deciding what I wanted to do that night. I saw this, but didn't want anything too mellow. I went to Terence's website, gave a little listen, and knew I wanted to go. I think the Katrina music for the Spike Lee film was really mellow, and I've been afraid to go see him since then. Shame on me.
It was phenomenal and I loved every minute. I would have loved to get up and dance but I know better. I left very happy.
Terence Blanchard – trumpet
Brice Winston – tenor saxophone
Fabian Almazan – piano
Joshua Crumbly – bass
Kendrick Scott – drums
Terence Blanchard is one of the most accomplished and respected jazz
musicians of his generation. As a composer and instrumentalist, he has
created over 50 memorable scores for such Spike Lee films as Malcolm X (1992) and Clockers (1995), and most recently for George Lucas’ Red Tails (2012). He is a 5-time Grammy Award winner, including his 2007 tour de force A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina),
as well as an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee. You can also here
Blanchard’s music in the new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’
classic A Streetcar Named Desire. “He plays the most coolly expressive trumpet in jazz,” declared Vanity Fair, while The Wall Street Journal
hailed Terence Blanchard as a creator of “bold, modern jazz that’s
respectful of the tradition and served with style and emotion…His
writing is superb and heartfelt, his playing perfect…”