Starting out with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and then working with Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers: there are definitely worse ways to master the art of jazz. A little later, Terence Blanchard’s trumpet blasts were heard by filmmaker Spike Lee, who promptly asked him to play on the soundtracks of Do the Right Thing and Mo’ Better Blues.
Since then, Blanchard has provided the score of every one of Spike Lee’s films, from Jungle Fever to BlacKkKlansman.
The jazzy, funky R&B sound of the latter film has also burrowed itself into the DNA of the The E-Collective, the band with which Blanchard is coming to Brussels this week.
> Terence Blanchard ft. The E-Collective
15/11, 20.15, Flagey