Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, despite merely being part of Generation Jones, has a kind of elder statesman air to him. The man is doing as one should in the jazz world, continuing to grow and make interesting work whether on his own or for practically any Spike Lee Joint you may have run across in the past. For his upcoming album, Magnetic, which marks Blanchard's return to the iconic Blue Note Records, he has assembled a top notch band of young folks including drummer Kendrick Scott (making at least two albums Scott is on this year that are absolutely fantastic beside his own Conviction out now), saxophonist Brice Winston, newcomer bassist Joshua Crumbly, and pianist Fabian Almazan (a guy so talented he sits in for Jason Moran in ERIMAJ when Moran isn't off on one of his eighty jobs being amazing). The album also has special guests bassist Ron Carter, guitarist Lionel Loueke, and fellow Blue Note artist saxophonist Ravi Coltrane. Sounds like just the thing a modern-day jazz master would do. To give you a little sample of what's to come before Magnetic's May 28th release, listen to the title track after the jump.
Terence Blanchard - Trumpet
Brice Winston - Tenor Saxophone
Fabian Almazan - Piano
Ron Carter - Bass
Kendrick Scott - Drums
Magnetic is out on Blue Note Records on May 28. Pre-order it now at Amazon.