Music from Mo' Better Blues

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues had a somewhat absurd ending, its depiction of the jazz life had its accurate moments and the music was generally quite rewarding. A few of the selections on this soundtrack CD are throwaways or filler, but there is also some fine playing by a modern hard bop quintet consisting of trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano, pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Robert Hurst, and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. It's sure to be a collector's item someday.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Although the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues had a somewhat absurd ending, its depiction of the jazz life had its accurate moments and the music was generally quite rewarding. A few of the selections on this soundtrack CD are throwaways or filler, but there is also some fine playing by a modern hard bop quintet consisting of trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Branford Marsalis on tenor and soprano, pianist Kenny Kirkland, bassist Robert Hurst, and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts. It's sure to be a collector's item someday.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972428222
  • Catalog Number: 724282
  • Sales rank: 11,861

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harlem Blues - Cynda Williams (4:50)
  2. 2 Say Hey (3:18)
  3. 3 Knocked out the Box (1:35)
  4. 4 Again, Never (3:54)
  5. 5 Mo' Better Blues (3:39)
  6. 6 Pop Top 40 - Wesley Snipes (5:40)
  7. 7 Beneath the Underdog (5:07)
  8. 8 Jazz Thing (4:50)
  9. 9 Harlem Blues - Cynda Williams (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Branford Marsalis Primary Artist, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Track Performer
Gang Starr Vocals, Track Performer
Kenny Kirkland Piano
Denzel Washington Vocals, Track Performer
Robert Hurst Bass
Jeff "Tain" Watts Drums
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Terence Blanchard Trumpet, Track Performer
Kiwi Choir, Chorus
Mark Ledford Background Vocals
The G-Man Choir, Chorus
Tommy Hill Choir, Chorus
B. David Witworth Background Vocals
Claire Fisher Conductor
Peter Hunstein Sampling
Wesley Snipes Vocals, Track Performer
Cynda Williams Vocals, Track Performer
Technical Credits
DJ Premier Producer
Larry DeCarmine Engineer
Bill Lee Producer
Branford Marsalis Producer
Delfeayo Marsalis Producer
Patrick Smith Engineer
Claire Fisher String Arrangements
Rob "Wacko" Hunter Engineer
Spike Lee Executive Producer
Peter Hunstein Programming
Raymond Jones Producer, Adaptation
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