Revolutionary Ensemble: Terence Blanchard

Mark June 11 on your calendar if you want to thrill to seeing trumpet player Terence Blanchard blow the house away at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. Just as Miles Davis actually moved the music forward back in his groundbreaking days of Bitches Brew, thus inventing fusion …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: The Man

Musikfest Café, Bethlehem, PA—He came out of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1980 as part of a duo with Donald Harrison, two young lions harkening back to bop as part of a “New Traditionalist” movement in 1984 with their New York Second Line album. 31 albums later, I can’t think …

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Terence Blanchard: Ghosts Of Trumpets Past

New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard comes from a long line of such that started with Buddy Bolden [1877-1931], King Oliver [1881-1938], Louis Armstrong [1901-1971], Bix Beiderbecke [1903-1931] and on through Wynton Marsalis and Trombone Shorty (who could just as easily have named himself Trumpet Shorty). Terence has so much soul …

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