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 Posted:   May 29, 2020 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Listening to this new score from Spike Lee's Netflix film, and it is quite amazing. Some gorgeous Americana writing (listen to the cue "MLK Assassinated," for instance). Powerful and beautiful.

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/05/spike-lee-da-5-bloods-soundtrack-terence-blanchard-1202233675/

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Listening to this new score from Spike Lee's Netflix film, and it is quite amazing. Some gorgeous Americana writing (listen to the cue "MLK Assassinated," for instance). Powerful and beautiful.

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/05/spike-lee-da-5-bloods-soundtrack-terence-blanchard-1202233675/


Listened to MLK . Quite good. Sounds a bit like Aaron Copland.

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2020 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Wonderful stuff. Blanchard continues to be one of the most under recognized composers.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2020 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Really surprised there isn't more buzz for this outstanding score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2020 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Wow....that opening track is a stunner. Count me in for any Blanchard score. I love his work. Hopefully, I'll get to see him perform, with his band at Ronnie Scott's, here in London in November.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2020 - 1:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

As with the Spike Lee movies themselves, Blanchard has always been a bit hit and miss to me. But I'll be sure to check this out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2020 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

Agree with the praise for this one. I haven’t heard a Coplandesque film score done this well by anyone other than John Williams since... well, I don’t know when. A long time ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2020 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   ClaytonMG   (Member)

Loving this music! Still wish someone would release his score for Summer of Sam.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2020 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I've been listening to this a lot this past week. It only just occurred to me today how reminiscent it is, at times, to the more melodic aspects of John Williams' score for NIXON. The "MLK Assassinated" track in DA 5 BLOODS, for instance, reminds me of "The Farewell Scene" from NIXON. Ultimately, they both recall the Americana of Aaron Copland.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2020 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

'Otis and Tien Have Dinner' is another great track. I don't know what instrument is featured but it has a beautiful yearning sound

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2020 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

My review of this fine album:

http://www.movie-wave.net/da-5-bloods/

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2020 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

Agree with the praise for this one. I haven’t heard a Coplandesque film score done this well by anyone other than John Williams since... well, I don’t know when. A long time ago.

I've only heard the opening track but while I think it does channel an Americana style, I don't think it's necessarily Copland. Blanchard has his own interesting chord progressions and harmonic resolutions that seem very specific to his own style (I'd also say influenced by jazz sensibilities) which I find enjoyable because they don't follow convention. He even seems to be playing with some non harmonic passing tones and bi tonality. Between this and BlacKkKlansman, I'm becoming a very big fan.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2020 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)

Absolutely love what he does with brass. He really makes it growl. I'm currently halfway through Spike Lee's heist thriller "The Inside Man," and the score is terrific.

Watching Da 5 Bloods tonight. Looking forward to it.

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 Posted:   Jun 13, 2020 - 8:57 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

My review of this fine album:

http://www.movie-wave.net/da-5-bloods/


Well done, James.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2020 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

'Otis and Tien Have Dinner' is another great track. I don't know what instrument is featured but it has a beautiful yearning sound

You mean armenian duduk?
The most popular "ethnic" instrument used in scores in 90s (and early 00s). Blanchard is a bit late to the party.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2020 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

'Otis and Tien Have Dinner' is another great track. I don't know what instrument is featured but it has a beautiful yearning sound

You mean armenian duduk?
The most popular "ethnic" instrument used in scores in 90s (and early 00s). Blanchard is a bit late to the party.


Jerry's fault :-)

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2020 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

no CD?

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2020 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

I’ve had this on heavy rotation these last few days and it’s terrific. I’ll mix it up and play BlacKkKlansman as well which makes a nice companion piece. This is quite an amazing work however. There are a few shades of Williams’ Nixon but I don’t mind. I much prefer this kind of writing over most of what passes for film music these days.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2020 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

I thought the music was buried in the film more than it deserved to be. The film was tedious and not very good film, wasting a decent idea.

 
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