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Blanchard, Terence / Tale Of God's Will, A
Album:Tale Of God's Will, A Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blanchard, Terence Added:Aug 2007
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-09-02 Pull Date:2007-11-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 4Oct 21Oct 7Sep 16Sep 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 24, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Wading Through
4.Oct 01, 2007:lunch special
Wading Through
2.Nov 02, 2007:Memory Select
Funeral Dirge
5.Sep 14, 2007:The Hair of the Dog
Wading Through
3.Oct 19, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Ghost Of Betsy
6.Sep 14, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
The Water

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-01 
Blue Note, 2007

ORCHESTRAL JAZZ – The devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina is captured in this suite for jazz sextet and full orchestra. Blanchard has extensive film score experience, and this often sounds like a soundtrack. Sophisticated, evocative, grandly written but very personal.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7, 12

1. 3:02 – spirited percussion, bright trumpet & chant of the suite’s title
2. 8:11 – ominous strings, relaxed trumpet, builds up & surges, sad ending
3. 6:29 – tick-tock rhythm, sad but beautiful melody, cinematic and resolute
4. 8:19 – slow strings into a gentle, spiritual tune; thoughtful trumpet & piano
5. 7:53 – walking rhythm, wordless vocal, sax solo; a feeling of strength
6. 2:09 – very cool trumpet & bass duet fades in, grooves, fades away
7. 4:09 – ruined, watery soundscape; heavy strings, cinematic & memorable
8. 3:22 – introspective guitar, solo and with ambient backdrop, segues into…
9. 9:51 – contemporary sound: gently churning rhythm, powerful solos
10. 7:45 – big strings, heartbroken melody is like an old spiritual updated
11. 1:40 – trumpet/percussion/ambient chant fade in, swirl, fade out
12. 5:54 – stirring dirge for the dead: slow orchestral march, silent moments
13. 3:39 – trumpet and strings: slow, nostalgic, and tragic

[ Fo ] 1-Sep-07

Track Listing
1.Ghost Of Congo Square 7.The Water
2.Levees 8.Mantra Intro
3.Wading Through 9.Mantra
4.Ashe 10.Over There
5.In Time Of Need 11.Ghost Of 1927
6.Ghost Of Betsy 12.Funeral Dirge
 13.Dear Mom