Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective & the Turtle Island Quartet: ‘Absence’ (Blue Note)

Anyone seeking to connect the dots between Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter, whose music Blanchard salutes on Absence, won’t struggle. Both apprenticed with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, both were heavily influenced by Miles Davis, with Shorter playing in Miles’ Second Great Quintet, and they share a label home that has traveled from classic jazz to

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