Terence Blanchard   A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)
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Release Date: 2007
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4.0 excellentFlawedPerfection EMERITUS | December 18th 07

Finally, the artistic response to Hurricane Katrina has arrived, and how fitting that a New Orleans jazz musician composed it. The idea for the album came after Blanchard composed the soundtrack for Spike Lee's documentary on the hurricane, and some of the music appears on the album. Combining Blanchard's penchant for symphonic orchestra and his jazz background, this requiem covers all bases of the Katrina issue, ranging from the most personal "Dear Mom" to the furthest-reaching "Levees." The Ghost segments of the album serve as retrospectives to the heyday of New Orleans with energetic jazz numbers that anyone might have heard on Bourbon St. Blanchard's trumpet-playing is intensely emotional and musical, and his compositions back up the improvisational aspect of jazz.

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3.0 goodUnderflow | June 8th 13
5.0 classickn2985 | February 11th 13
3.0 goodTheFonz123 | October 1st 11
4.0 excellentComj | February 23rd 10

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