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.
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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.