Terence Blanchard Pens Score for New Film

“Gun Hill” will air this Saturday on BET

Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard

Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard has written the score for Gun Hill, a film featuring Larenz Tate that will air this Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 p.m. EST on BET. Gun Hill features Larenz Tate, who, according to a press release, “stars as Bird and Trane, identical twins on separate sides of the law. Trane is an undercover agent with a secret task force. Bird is a recently freed convict who plays by a different set of rules.”

Says Blanchard, “Larenz Tate is an admirable actor who does an amazing job at conveying the mix of emotions facing Bird and Trane. I wrote the music as a way to advance their struggle with morality, fatherhood and love. It is no coincidence that they are named for Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker and John ‘Trane’ Coltrane, two modern Jazz geniuses who also struggled in life. This is a powerful story that will resonate with many young men and I am hopeful that audiences will respond to Gun Hill.”

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Jeff Tamarkin is the former editor of Goldmine, CMJ, Relix, and Global Rhythm. As a writer he has contributed to the New York Daily News, JazzTimes, Boston Phoenix, Harp, Mojo, Newsday, Billboard, and many other publications. He is the author of the book Got a Revolution: The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane and has contributed to The Guinness Companion to Popular Music, All Music Guide, and several other encyclopedias. He has also served as a consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, NARAS, National Geographic Online, and Music Club Records.