We sat down with trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard during his recent visit to WWOZ's studios to put him on the hot seat with 20 of our favorite questions in this week's "Yeah, You Right" segment. A veteran of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as well as a bandleader in his own right, Terence has been Spike Lee's exclusive film composer since 1991's "Jungle Fever". He's currently promoting and performing music from his new CD entitled Choices.
On today’s show, we bring you the blues of Little Freddie King, whose music is a blend of New Orleans boogie, Texas shuffle, and the hypnotic hook of North Mississippi. On the heels of that, you’ll hear some high-octane funk from the B3 summit, a trio of Hammond B3 organists who shook up some classics down at the Bayou Boogaloo this past May.
Trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard stopped by the station the other day during Jazz from the Market, with Dean Ellis sitting in for T.R. Johnson, and I sat with them in the studio as they talked about a wide range of topics. Terence had a lot of great stories to share both on and off the mic, and the three of us had plenty of laughs.