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Monday June 25, 2018

From ideastream

Terence Blanchard’s ‘Live’ Shares The Healing Power Of Jazz
By: Dan Polletta

Grammy Award-winning composer and jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard returns to Cleveland Saturday to perform music that he says he hopes will “heal” a nation torn apart by gun violence.

[…] The E-Collective recorded the music they performed in Cleveland at the Bop Stop at the Music Settlement as well as the other cities. Selections from those performances were to be released under the title “Caravan,” but Blue Note Records chose instead to title the date “Live,” which they issued this year.

For Blanchard, the music the group made isn’t just to call attention to injustice.

“We’re trying to heal a country. That’s the purpose behind what we’ve been doing. It’s a moment in time where artists are going to have to take up the mantle and run with it.”

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