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jazz paper 2 - MUSIC 506 Mo Better Blues Mo' Better Blues...

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MUSIC 506 Mo’ Better Blues Mo' Better Blues was made in 1990 and stars Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed the movie. It follows a period in the life of a fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam as a series of bad decisions result putting in danger both his relationships and his playing career. Some of the themes I took away from the film were friendship, loyalty, honesty, cause-and-effect and ultimately salvation. It was interesting to find out that some of the music played was by the Branford Marsalis quartet with Terence Blanchard on trumpet. Forced by his mother to study the trumpet, Bleek Gilliam, played by Denzel Washington, has grown up to become the leader of a successful jazz quintet. Managed by his incompetent and hopeless friend Giant, Bleek clashes with fellow band member Shadow Henderson. To make matters worse is Bleek's romantic situation: trying to balance two different women at the same time, a schoolteacher Indigo Downes and an aspiring singer Clarke Bentancourt. The line is distorted when, while making love, Bleek
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2011 for the course MUS 506 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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