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Terence Blanchard's score for The Comedian evokes a nocturnal New York / Financial Times

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On The Comedian(Blue Note), Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard returns to his jazz-renaissance roots with a set steeped in the glossy hues and tones of New York City at night. Blanchard's score for the soundtrack of Robert De Niro's new film captures a late-life crisis with jaunty blues, brooding balladry and svelte modern jazz. The mood-setting themes have strong melodies and rhythmic edge, and with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane stretching out and on-form pianist Kenny Barron leading a classy rhythm section, the jazz is for real.

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