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JusticeJukebox: Terence Blanchard in New Orleans

August 29, 2008

Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard playing and talking in the devastation  of post-Katrina New Orleans. Part of Spike Lee’s documentary, “When the Levees Broke.”

Blanchard -- A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)

Blanchard composed and played the music for the film, which he expanded into a suite featuring his quintet and a 40-piece string orchestra called A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). I have been listening to this CD for the past several weeks — it is chillingly beautiful, hauntingly evocative, reminiscent of the great albums Miles Davis and Gil Evans did in the 1960s (especially Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain). This recording is a true masterpiece.

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