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Terence Blanchard

Trumpeter Terence Blanchard talks to Alyn Shipton in an interview recorded during the 2008 London Jazz Festival while visiting with Herbie Hancock's band.

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 22 Nov 2009 00:00

Music Played

  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers


    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Terence Blanchard

    The Old Days

    Composer: Blanchard

    • Malcolm X: The Original Motion Picture Score.
    • Columbia.
    • 472806 2.
  • 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.
  • Terence Blanchard

    A Streetcar Named Desire

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

    • Jazz In Film.
    • Sony.
    • SK 60671.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Terence Blanchard


    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.
  • Terence Blanchard

    War Is Hell – Final Battle

    Composer: Blanchard

    • Miracle At St. Anna.
    • Hollywood Records.