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Thursday 7 June 2012
Thu June 7 at the Melbourne Recital Centre
Film score master and one of the most preeminent trumpeters of the post-Miles Davis era – five-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard – makes his Australian debut with his incendiary quintet.
Emerging during the 1980s with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Blanchard developed as an influencer on the modern New Orleans jazz scene with his hard bop style warmed with African elements.
But it is Blanchard’s cinematic abilities that have made him recognisable the world over, with 29 albums and over 50 movie scores to his name – including repeat collaborations with filmmaker Spike Lee for the likes of Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, Clockers and the unflinching Hurricane Katrina documentary, When the Levees Broke. He also created his own impassioned, award-winning requiem for Katrina, A Tale of God’s Will.
Opening Act: Rob Burke & Tony Gould Quartet (AUS)