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Professionally, Terence Blanchard has moved on from "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)." The jazz trumpeter rarely performs material from his Grammy-winning 2007 meditation on the hurricane, preferring to showcase newer works created with other collaborators. But occasionally, he'll front an orchestra for a special showcase of "A Tale of God's Will." Each time, he's reminded that, a decade later, the emotions that initially inspired the album still simmer just below the surface. "I'm an emotional wreck when we get to the end of it," he says. "It brings back all those memories. It's a rough thing to talk about. It still is."

With its solemn dignity and quiet strength, "A Tale of God's Will" is arguably the most evocative album inspired by Hurricane Katrina. Much of it is based on themes Blanchard initially composed for the soundtrack of Spike Lee's first Katrina documentary, "When the Levees Broke."  READ THE FULL Times Picayune ARTICLE