Terence Blanchard - Clockers: Original Orchestral Score

Terence Blanchard - Clockers: Original Orchestral Score
Duration:
53:29
Release Date:
1995
Styles:
Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Trumpet Jazz
Recording Location:
Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY
Album:
Clockers: Original Orchestral Score

This soundtrack CD rates a review because trumpeter Terence Blanchard (its composer) is listed as leader, but in reality the music is outside of jazz.

The themes (which are played by a large string orchestra) are consistently somber and, although Blanchard's trumpet is occasionally the lead voice, no real improvisation takes place.

The point is for the melodies to act as accompanying music for the film's action and presumably they succeed. However the score, heard independently of the film, never rises above the level of moody background music, and is therefore of no real interest to jazz collectors.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Strike Rides with Rodney / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard3:09
Strike Packs Up / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard3:03
Tyrone/Brothers / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard1:55
Jail Visit/Strike Teaches Tyrone / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard5:27
Errol/Family / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard1:45
Drive with Andre / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard2:09
Rodney's Plan/Rocco / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard3:02
In the Joint/Rocco Grills Strike / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard5:29
Trains and Crack / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard1:59
Brothers' Photos / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard2:21
Something Personal/Evil Rodney / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard3:54
Iris Wants to Know / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard2:50
Rough Ride with Rodney / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard3:00
Tyrone's Story / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard4:11
Self-Defense / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard1:51
Strike Leaves Town/Finale / Terence BlanchardTerence Blanchard7:24