Blanchard, Terence Featuring The E Collective / Live
Album: Live   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blanchard, Terence Featuring The E Collective   Added:May 2018
Label:Blue Note Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-05-30 Pull Date: 2018-08-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 3
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 25, 2023: Music Casserole
Dear Jimi
4. Jul 12, 2018: subwoofer etc etc etc
2. Jul 20, 2018: Hangin in the bone yard
Dear Jimi
5. Jul 09, 2018: Old fart at Play
3. Jul 20, 2018: Traditions
6. Jul 05, 2018: Butter and Jams

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-26
Reviewed: 2018-05-26
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Blanchard blends spoken word, rock, funk, the electrified, the experimental, the second line, the bop, blues, and hip hop on his swaggering, often staggering, latest release. The music swims, the horn heralds and we're caught in the tidal waves of Blanchard's visceral statement concerning America's worship of guns and the daily violence that ensues. All the music here is in response to the seemingly-endless loop of active shooters and the lives—mostly black, yet blind to color, creed, and moral code—lost to the avalanche of guns in our ever-corrosive society. Fun fact: the guitarist Charles Altura is a Stanford alum in anthropology.
If You Like: Weather Report, electric Miles Davis
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Hannibal (11:00) – (applause) intro & spoken word> piano starts> slow spacey jam with trumpet soloing over the top> electric guitar solo> guitar/piano duet> quick stop
*2/ Kaos (12:07) – piano solo starts slow & morphs into a slow jam that builds in volume & intensity, then swings into a midtempo jam> off-kilter piano solo> rocking electric guitar solo> midtempo jam mellows in volume> trumpet solo morphs into wild off-kilter uptempo jam> quick stop
3/ Unhinged (13:27) – electric piano starts> slow jam builds in volume & intensity, then mellows> piano solo swings uptempo> beautiful electric guitar solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
*4/ Soldiers (8:23) – drums start> voices intercede> midtempo funk jam> electric guitar solo> synth solo> funk jam> torrid trumpet solo> voices mix with jam> crescendo end
5/ Dear Jimi (4:45) – drums start> slow electric jam> synth solo> guitar solo> slow jam> fade
*6/ Can Anyone Hear Me? (8:55) – keyboards start> slow jam swings uptempo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam slows to midtempo> guitar solo> quick stop
7/ Choices (17:10) – (applause) electric piano starts slow> slow jam> frenetic piano solo> slow jam> trumpet solo> slow jam> fade> false stop> trumpet solo> slow jam> spoken word> slow jam> trumpet solo morphs into midtempo jam> slows to fade

Track Listing
1. Hannibal   4. Soldiers
2. Kaos   5. Dear Jimi
3. Unchained   6. Can Anyone Hear Me?
  7. Choices