New Release: Terence Blanchard – ‘Magnetic’

 

Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard today releases Magnetic, his first album since 2009 and what a beautiful melange it is.

The 10-track project features a diversity of sound easily moving between ballad to bop to electronic. Joining him on the record are band members Kendrick Scott, Brice Winston, Fabian Almazan, and Joshua Crumbly. Some marvelous guests grace the album as well, including the legendary Ron Carter as well as Blue Note label-mates Ravi Coltrane and Lionel Loueke.

For a taste of the album, take a listen to “Magnetic” below and watch a making of the album studio session after the jump.

Terence will be performing at the Jazz Standard in NYC tomorrow, May 29. Enter our contest below to win tickets!

And on June 15 through June 30, Terence will be premiering his first opera! Titled Champion, the St. Louis based production will follow the story of boxing champion Emile Griffith. More on tour dates after the jump.

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Tour Dates
May 29, 2013 – June 2 – Quintet- New York, NY – Jazz Standard
June 12 – Quintet – St. Louis, MO – Whitaker Music Festival
June 15 – Opera- St. Louis, MO – Premiere of Champion
June 19 – Opera- St. Louis, MO – Champion
June 21 – Opera- St. Louis, MO – Champion
June 22 – Quintet- Lincroft, NJ – Christain Brothers Academy
June 25 – Opera- St. Louis, MO – Champion
June 27 – Opera- St. Louis, MO – Champion
June 30 – Opera- St. Louis, MO – Champion
August 2 – Quintet- Boston, MA – Sculler’s Jazz Club
August 3 – Quintet- Newport, RI – Newport Jazz Festival
August 8, 2013 – August 11 – Quintet- Washington, DC – Blues Alley