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Terence Blanchard

Michael Berkeley meets jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, whose musical choices include works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Richard Strauss, Gershwin and Weather Report.

In a programme first broadcast in 2008, Michael Berkeley meets the New Orleans-born trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who became a leading figure in the Jazz Resurgence movement of the 1980s, and has since pursued a highly successful dual career as performer and as composer of film scores, especially for director Spike Lee. He is currently artistic director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in New Orleans. His choices include works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Richard Strauss, Gershwin and Weather Report.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 21 Nov 2010 12:00

Music Played

  • Terence Blanchard

    Ghost of Congo Square (excerpt)

    Performer: Terence Blanchard

    • Blue Note 0094639153220.
  • Igor Stravinsky

    Music from Part I of 'The Rite of Spring'

    Performers: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra/ Sir Simon Rattle

    • EMI CDC7496362.
  • George Gershwin

    A Foggy Day

    Performers: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong with Oscar Peterson (pno), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass), Buddy Rich (drums)

    • VERVE 5433042.
  • Richard Strauss

    'Orest ! Orest ! Es rührt sich niemand !' from Elektra

    Performers: Alessandra Marc (Elektra), Vienna Philharmonic/Guiseppe Sinopoli

    • Elektra DG 4534292.
  • Weather Report

    Madagascar

    Performers: Weather Report : Joe Zawinul (keys), Wayne Shorter (saxophones), Jaco Pastorius(bass), Peter Erskine (drums), Robert Thomas Jr (hand drums)

    • CBS CD84597.
  • James Rhodes

    Prélude à l'Après-midi d'un Faune

    Performers: Berlin Philharmonic/Herbert von Karajan

    • DG 4135892.
  • Freddie Hubbard

    The Intrepid Fox (excerpt)

    Performers: Freddie Hubbard (tpt), Herbie Hancock (pno), Ron Carter (bass), Lenny White (drums), Joe Henderson (saxophone)

    • Clay CTI 6001.
  • Prince

    The Sacrifice of Victor

    Performers: Prince and the New Power Generation

    • Warner Bros 9362 451232.

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