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Terence Blanchard blows a mighty horn




Terence Blanchard visited communities marked by gun violence while making his most recent album,
Terence Blanchard visited communities marked by gun violence while making his most recent album, "LIVE." His score for "BlacKkKlansman," composed for director and longtime collaborator, Spike Lee, comes out in August.
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Now Hear This: Terence Blanchard

(Starts at 7:23)

Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard is probably best known for playing with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. But the New Orleans native is also a prolific film composer. His score for “BlacKkKlansman” is the most recent in a long-running collaboration with Spike Lee. The Frame’s John Horn spoke with Blanchard recently about his film scores and his most recent album, “Live,” which was recorded in communities marked by gun violence. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNw5kna518E

A new golden age for documentaries

(Starts at :45)

A renaissance for feature-length documentaries began last year with “I Am Not Your Negro” and “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” and continues this year with films about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "RBG," and Fred Rogers, "Won't You Be My Neighbor."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIRlcQqmOc