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Terence Blanchard: A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)

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Music can be inspired by--and reflective of--world events. Still, many artists believe that music should not be explicitly political: “Not the music itself, thank God," said trumpeter Dave Douglas, in a 2004 AAJ interview. “Music exists in its own space, independent of all of--that's why it has such power to uplift and raise us to a ...

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Terence Blanchard: A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)

Read "A Tale Of God's Will (A Requiem For Katrina)" reviewed by Chris May

Jazz history isn't exactly littered with great albums featuring string orchestras. There have been a few--tenor saxophonist Stan Getz's Focus (Verve, 1961) and British reed player Tim Garland's If The Sea Replied (Sirocco, 2005) are both masterpieces, but precious few others were recorded in the 44 years which separate them. All too often, string orchestras seem ...