Jazz in Film

Jazz in Film

by Terence Blanchard


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Jazz in Film

Terence Blanchard is no stranger to film scores, having written memorable music for Spike Lee films including "Malcolm X" and "Clockers." One of the strongest trumpeters of the Marsalis era, Blanchard, unsurprisingly, brings a decided jazz flavor to his scores. In that, he's carrying on a Hollywood tradition that he rousingly acknowledges on JAZZ IN FILM. Blanchard examines music from the jazz-inflected work of Hollywood professionals Andre Previn ("The Subterraneans"), Elmer Bernstein ("The Man with the Golden Arm"), Alex North ("A Streetcar Named Desire"), Bernard Herrmann ("Taxi Driver"), and Jerry Goldsmith ("Chinatown"), as well as three crossover figures from the jazz world: Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, and Blanchard himself. Arranging each selection to spotlight its compositional beauty and adaptability as a genuine vehicle for jazz improvisation, Blanchard ensures success on both accounts by stocking his band with first-class players like trombonist Steve Turre, drummer Carl Allen, the late pianist Kenny Kirkland, and substantial soloists including saxophonist Donald Harrison and the magisterial tenorist Joe Henderson -- and Blanchard, of course, lets loose with impressive flights throughout the project. An inspired concept, JAZZ IN FILM gives deserving close-ups to worthy composers and jazz players alike.

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Release Date: 03/02/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646067123
catalogNumber: 60671
Rank: 54262

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