Terence Blanchard (album)

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Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard 1991 ablum cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 18, 1991
StudioBMG Studios, NYC
LabelColumbia 468388 2
ProducerDelfeayo Marsalis
Terence Blanchard chronology
Black Pearl
Terence Blanchard
Simply Stated
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]
The Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide3/5 stars[4]
The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz3/5 stars[5]

Terence Blanchard is a self-titled album by American jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard.[6] This is his debut full-length album as a leader.[7] The record was released on June 18, 1991 via Columbia label.


Scott Yanow of AllMusic stated "On the varied program, Blanchard opens and closes the set with a hymn ("Motherless Child" and "Amazing Grace"), performs four originals and comes up with personal interpretations of three standards... By the time this recording came out in 1992, Blanchard was ready to take his place as one of the trumpet giants of the '90s".[1] Leonard Feather of Los Angeles Times commented "Trumpeter Blanchard brings new elements and an often invigorating lineup to his first album since he worked on the Spike Lee film Mo' Better Blues as arranger, trumpeter and trumpet instructor for actor Denzel Washington. There are four Blanchard originals, of which the hyperventilating "Wandering Wonder" and the hectic "Azania" are a little too effusive—the latter has an overlong drum solo. But "Tomorrow's Just a Luxury," with its easy canter, and the solemn "Sing Soweto" reveal a strong compositional talent".[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Motherless Child"Traditional0:46
2."Wandering Wonder"Blanchard5:40
3."Tomorrow's Just a Luxury"Blanchard5:48
4."Goodbye"Gordon Jenkins11:51
5."Au Privave"Charlie Parker5:42
6."Sing Soweto"Blanchard4:02
7."I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"Ned Washington, George Bassman8:01
9."Amazing Grace"John Newton1:51
Total length:57:02




Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
US Traditional Jazz Albums (Billboard)[8] 5


  1. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. "Terence Blanchard". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin. "The Encyclopedia of Popular Music". p. 586. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b Feather, Leonard (August 11, 1991). "NEW RELEASES : *** TERENCE BLANCHARD "Terence Blanchard" Columbia". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  4. ^ Swenson, John (1999). The Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Album Guide. Random House. p. 1865. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (May 1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Jazz. Virgin. p. 97. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  6. ^ Gregory, Andy (2002). The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002. Psychology Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-85743-161-2. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Terence Blanchard". Discogs. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Terence Blanchard". Billboard. Retrieved 3 August 2020.

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