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First Listen: Terence Blanchard - Central Focus

Grammy winning trumpeter, Film score composer and arranger Terence Blanchard has just released his 19th recording as leader called Magnetic. It marks his return to Blue Note records the first since 2007’s Grammy winning A Tail of God’s will.

The CD features his core line-up of saxophonist Brice Winston, pianist Fabian Almazon, bassist Joshua Crumbly, and drummer Kendrick Scott. Guesting on the disc are guitarist Lionel Loueke Sax-man Ravi Coltrane and bass legend Ron Carter.

As Blanchard says, “It’s a wide range of musical ideas that come together through the efforts of the guys in the band.”

Today’s First Listen is the Blanchard penned tuned Central Focus from  Magnetic.

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