Although the Spike Lee
film Mo' Better Blues
had a somewhat absurd ending, its depiction of the jazz life had its accurate moments and the music was generally quite rewarding. A few of the selections on this soundtrack CD are throwaways or filler, but there is also some fine playing by a modern hard bop quintet consisting of trumpeter Terence Blanchard
, Branford Marsalis
on tenor and soprano, pianist Kenny Kirkland
, bassist Robert Hurst
, and drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts
. It's sure to be a collector's item someday.