Terence Blanchard – Choices
| Terence Blanchard
Concord – 2009
Sounds of Timeless Jazz
Choices is the latest offering from triple GRAMMY award- winning and multi-talented Terence Blanchard. Choices featuring spoken word compositions emphatically delivered by guest artist Dr. Cornel West, vocal visions from singer / songwriter Bilal, and exceptional playing by the critically-acclaimed guitarist and prot�g� Lionel Louke.
Blanchard’s exceptional interplay with his longstanding band members is at the forefront of this great CD and is sure to garner a plethora of reactions from Blanchard’s fans. The CD is a “celebration of all that has survived” and is truly artistic with its own special brand of characteristics and musical directions. Blanchard’s art as a trumpeter/composer/producer has achieved an intellectual promise and definitely should appeal to all who truly listen deeply.
Top props to Terence Blanchard, West, Louke and Bilal for their sterling appearances. Blanchard, Robin Burgess and Frank Wolf truly made all the right choices with this one!