Magnetic marks Terence Blanchard's return to Blue Note Records after an eight-year sojourn in which he wrote and performed large scale works for film, and cut smaller group offerings for Concord. He utilizes his fine live band in the studio here – tenor saxophonist Brice Winston, drummer Kendrick Scott, dazzling pianist Fabian Almazan, and 21-year-old bassist Joshua Crumbly. Bassist Ron Carter guests on a pair of tracks, as does saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, while guitarist Lionel Loueke plays on three. Blanchard composed four tracks here, and the members of his quintet all contributed selections – Almazan even has an unaccompanied solo piece on the record.
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When most people think of music from New Orleans, they think of Dixieland (traditional jazz), played in clubs on Bourbon Street by musicians wearing white straw kaddies (hats). But for both Blanchard and Harrison, this is not enough…
…for now, we have "Nascence"; a remarkable record from two remarkable young musicians who, though they probably wouldn't admit it, are a large part of the future of jazz music, and right now.
The second recording co-led by trumpeter Terence Blanchard and altoist Donald Harrison (both of whom had become stars with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers) mixes together the influences of New Orleans (they even perform a somber version of "When The Saints Go Marching In"), hard bop and the avant-garde. ~ AllMusic
Jean Blanchard, French folk musician and composer of tunes. An influential bagpiper, singer and collector of folk songs and tunes, particularly in the Centre of France.In the 1980s Eric Montbel became one of the best specialists of the bagpipes in France, after many of the last players Collected from the Center: Limousin and Auvergne. He repeated in 1984 78trs master Antoine Bouscatel Auvergne (1887-1945) and develops the game chabrette limousine forgotten bagpipes and bagpipe Central France. He recorded many albums and giving concerts throughout Europe in the group The Big Red, then Lo Jai.