A new album by American trumpeter Terence Blanchard was released few days ago for the Blue Note Records.
The album named Magnetic is the 19th release by the trumpeter, composer, arranger and film score composer as a leader for which he gathered an ensemble consisting of saxophonist Brice Winston, drummer Kendrick Scott, pianist Fabian Almazan and 21-year-old bass player Joshua Crumbly.
Guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Ron Carter and saxophone player Ravi Coltrane, whom we listened to at the 8th Jazz Fest Sarajevo 2004, appear on the album as guest musicians.
Compared to other Blanchard’s releases, the new album offers a musical variety given that among ten compositions, four are Blanchard’s originals, Almazan has composed four, while Crumbly, Scott and Winston contributed with one composition each.
Magnetic represents Blanchard’s return to the prestigious label Blue Note after a long brake and A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina), a 2008 Grammy Award winning album in the category for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album by the Terence Blanchard Quintet.