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Terence Blanchard: The Frisson of Fusion

The trumpeter meditates on the jazz-rock that inspires him

Terence Blanchard at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013
Terence Blanchard

A picture periodically reappears in my Facebook newsfeed of a memo that producer Teo Macero wrote to the executives at Columbia Records on Nov. 14, 1969. It reads:

“Miles just called and said he wants this album to be titled: ‘BITCHES BREW’

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