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)

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Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Aaron Parks (piano), Derrick Hodge (bass), Brice Winston (soprano sax, tenor sax), Kendrick Scott (drums, percussion),

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

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