For those of you that are capable of expanding your minds beyond the same few genres of music that are typically publicized on this blog:

20 years later, this remains one of the best stories, films, and soundtracks ever made. Spike Lee, one of the most visionary directors of all time, dug deep into the feel of jazz not only as a music, but as a thriving American pseudo-culture in the film Mo' Betta Blues. To parallel Spike's cinematic genius, legendary jazz musicians and composers Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard pushed the straight-ahead jazz format to new heights with the score and soundtrack to the film. Take a look, take a listen, and make it a point to check it out if you've never seen it.


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