Sunday, March 17, 2013

I would like to say thank you to my main man jazzbrew, for assisting me with a question I've had for 23 f**king years. If you've ever seen Mo Better Blues (it was on HBO on Sunday afternoon, and it just so happens to be one of my favorite movies/soundtracks) you know there's a scene where Bleek is on the bridge alone with his trumpet. He had just called both of his ex-lovers, and neither one of them answered the phone (one was ignoring his call, and the other was getting thoroughly boned by Wesley Snipes' character). That song was NOT on the Mo Better Blues soundtrack, and for years (23 to be exact) I have wondered what that song was called, and how I could get my grubby hands on it.

I emailed jazzbrew on Sunday afternoon, and he gave me the answer, and the background story behind it, which is just the kind of answer I love and appreciate. Apparently the inclusion of this song is what helped Terence Blanchard win additional scoring gigs for Shelton "Spike" Lee. So thank you jazzbrew for your assistance. Unfortunately, this song is not available via itunes, but Amazon came through for me, and it will be in my collection soon enough. Here's the song:


Jazzbrew said...

That is probably my favorite Blanchard composition. It is probably Terence's as well considering how it got his foot in the door for doing movie work.

maxwellsmusze said...

i'm so glad jazzbrew was able to help you with this nearly lifelong mystery. i know how frustrating it can be to find a song.