Terence Blanchard

Discernment

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The second recording co-led by trumpeter Terence Blanchard and altoist Donald Harrison (both of whom had become stars with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers) mixes together the influences of New Orleans (they even perform a somber version of "When The Saints Go Marching In"), hard bop and the avant-garde. With pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Phil Bowler and the colorful drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr. making strong contributions, the quintet performs spirited renditions of four Blanchard originals, two Harrison songs, "The Saints" and the ballad "When I Fall In Love."

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