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Terence Blanchard

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 24 January 2009

In a programme recorded during the 2008 London Jazz Festival while he was visiting London with Herbie Hancock's band, trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton.

He discusses his work with Hancock and guides Alyn through his varied catalogue of recordings following his debut with Art Blakey.

As well as leading a string of high profile bands of his own, Blanchard has had a successful career as a film composer, in particular for Spike Lee, and he talks about his soundtracks to such films as Lee's Malcolm X and When the Levees Broke.

Music Played

10 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Controversy

    Composer: Harrison Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Donald Harrison (as); Jean Toussaint (ts); Mulgrew Miller (p.); Lonnie Plaxico (b.), Art Blakey (d.); Rec. live, Mikell's, NYC, May 1984.

    New York Scene, Concord, CCD-4256

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    Terence Blanchard / Donald Harrison Worth The Pain

    Composer: Discernment Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Donald Harrison (as); Mulgrew Miller (p.); Phil Bowler (b.), Ralph Peterson, Jr (d.); 1984.

    Blanchard, Concord, 43008

  • Image for The Branford Marsalis Quartet feat. Terence Blanchard

    The Branford Marsalis Quartet feat. Terence Blanchard Pop Top 40

    Composer: S. Lee / B. Marsalis Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Branford Marsalis (saxophones); Kenny Kirkland (p.); Robert Hurst (b.); Jeff "Tain" Watts (d.), Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes (vocals). July 31, 1990

    Mo’ Better Blues, Columbia, CK 46792

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    Terence Blanchard The Old Days

    Composer: Blanchard

    Malcolm X: The Original Motion Picture Score, Columbia, 472806 2

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    Terence Blanchard What A Little Moonlight Can Do

    Composer: H. Woods Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Jeanie Bryson (v.); Bruce Barth (p.); Chris Thomas (b.); Troy Davis (d.). 1994.

    The Billie Holiday Songbook, Columbia, CK 57793

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    Terence Blanchard A Streetcar Named Desire

    Composer: Alex North Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Steven Mercurio (cond.); 1998

    Jazz In Film, Sony, SK 60671

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    Terence Blanchard I Thought About You

    Composer: Johnny Mercer / Jimmy Van Heusen Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Edward Simon (p.); Dave Holland (b.); Eric Harland (d.). Rec. June, 1999, NYC.

    Wandering Moon, Sony, 0891112000

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    Terence Blanchard Benny's Tune

    Composer: Lionel Loueke Performers: Terence Blanchard (t.); Brice Winston (ts); Lionel Loueke (g.); Herbie Hancock (p.); Derrick Hodge (b.); Kendrick Scott (d.). Rec. December, 2004, LA.

    Flow, Blue Note, 5782742

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    Terence Blanchard Levees

    Composer: Blanchard Performers: Terence Blanchard (t. / orch. / cond.); Brice Winston (ts); Aaron Parks (p.); Derrick Hodge (b.); Kendrick Scott (d.); The Northwest Sinfonia. Rec. LA, 2007

    A Tale Of God’s Will (a requiem for katrina), Blue Note, 0946 3 91532 2 0

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    Terence Blanchard War Is Hell – Final Battle

    Composer: Blanchard

    Miracle At St. Anna, Hollywood Records

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