Three Movies & A Trumpeter

Dec 26, 2013

Credit Seán Collins (photo illustration)

Chances are good that you’ve got a little time on your hands these days and you may just find yourself in front of the DVR. We’ve picked three holiday films we like — for no other reason than we’d watch them again if you made the popcorn.

And to put a great big bow on the present: we have a conversation with the great New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard. He is no stranger to the movie biz: somethinghe’s talked about with Gwen. But on this week’s program, he tells us about his influences and the story behind this Summer’s opera in Jazz.

And there’s great news: Blanchard has been nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award. “Don’t Run” from his album Magnetic has been nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo.

You can give it a listen while you pop the popcorn.  

Visit us online at for much more, including a playlist for today's program and a collection of recipes perfect for the New Year's Holiday suggested by great chefs who also recommend music to accompany their dishes.