• Live Blog: Terence Blanchard at Vanguard 2.18.09

    February 18, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    8:20pm Love the shirt, Terence - Defend New Orleans!

    8:21pm Terence and the band have been rehearsing new music at the Vanguard the last two days. They're recording in New Orleans next month. Maybe we'll hear something new tonight. Fingers crossed.

    8:41pm Pianist Jason Moran has dropped in to visit his colleagues from Houston, Walter Smith and Kendrick Scott. All of them graduated from the Houston School for Performing and Visual Arts. Fertile jazz ground.

    8:52pm Band is chilling backstage. Like a band of brothers - laughing, talking sports, shooting the breeze. There's no set list. Whatever Terence calls is what we'll hear. In the moment.

    8:54pm Almost showtime. I'll be back! Don't forget to watch the video webcast. Link is just below the photo if Terence.

    9:04pm And we're off! First song is from A Tale of God's Will. "Levees."

    9:44pm Getting lost in the music, and the chat room buzz. Forty minutes later, you've heard "Levees," "Funera; Dirge," "Wandering Wonder," and now "Fred Brown." Whew...

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