Terence Blanchard: In Time of Need
In Time of Need
Terence Blanchard (trumpet)
A Tale of God's Will (a requiem for katrina) (Blue Note)
Zach Harmon, tabla and happy apple.
Composed by Terence Blanchard.
Recorded: Los Angeles and Kenmore, WA, 2007
Rating: 90/100 (learn more)
On this extended cut, Blanchard and company really dig deep. They are able to capture a nice, warm feeling on this song. It blends orchestration with the blues and lives up to the title of the tune. Zach Harmon adds really nice textures to the beat with the tablas and Aaron Parks adds nice textures with his simple but effective piano line. This song makes me wonder why our country hasn't done more to help the city of New Orleans. This song encapsulates that feeling with music, which is something Blanchard does wonderfully. His writing is top-notch and underrated in my opinion. He's one of the strongest voices in jazz music and he only gets better as he matures.
Reviewer: Jared Pauley