Romantic Defiance

COMPOSERS: Terence Blanchard
LABELS: Columbia
ALBUM TITLE: Terence Blanchard
PERFORMER: Blanchard (tpt); Kenny Garrett (ten); Edward Simon (p); Chris Thomas (b); Troy Davis (d)
CATALOGUE NO: 480489-2 DDD

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It’s a sobering thought that the ‘Young Lions’ of the Eighties aren’t quite so young any more. But with age comes artistic maturity and here Blanchard, the only young trumpeter to come within spitting distance of Wynton Marsalis, delivers the goods. Stuart Nicholson