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Music from Mo' Better Blues
     

Music from Mo' Better Blues

by Branford Marsalis
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972428222
catalogNumber:
724282
Rank:
47398

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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
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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