The new Terence Blanchard album, A Tale of God's Will, is a sure bet-- in case anyone is a bettor at the LNMC-- for a Grammy this year (and I was on Grammy committees for years so I know). Aside from being some of the very best orchestral jazz anywhere, the album explores the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. You want to hear intense music? Go check him out this week at the Monterey Jazz Festival. If you're like me, you'll be at Catalina's in L.A. Sept 27-30.