Remixing Mardi Gras Music with Terence Blanchard and Nick Spitzer

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Terence Blanchard at UVA's Old Cabell Hall, with the UVA Jazz Ensemble (Bob Travis (cc:by-nc)/flickr)

It's Fat Tuesday, the day of excess before Lent begins, and the day would not be complete without the sound of horns, drums and jubilant voices singing throughout the French Quarter of New Orleans.

For another installment in our occasional 'Re-Mixing' series, we ask jazz artist Terence Blanchard and his friend, Nick Spitzer, host of public radio's American Routes, to help us play the old and new songs of Mardi Gras, in a way you'll only hear on The Takeaway.

Guests:

Terence Blanchard and Nick Spitzer

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Comments [2]

Hey, Bob -- Minor glitch on the audio links, but it's been fixed now. Great picture!

Feb. 17 2010 03:34 PM
Bob Travis from Charlottesville, VA

I would love to listen to the Terence Blanchard / Nick Spitzer interview, but the links seem to be bad..... Hopefully, this can be fixed?

Thanks, and I'm happy you were able to use my photo of Blanchard to illustrate the story!

/bob

Feb. 17 2010 10:59 AM

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