Treme

The Man Behind The Music Of 'Treme'

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According to Blake Leyh, actor Wendell Pierce was seemingly "born to play" trombonist Antoine Batiste -- even if Pierce doesn't actually play his trombone parts. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Wendell Pierce as Antoine Batiste

According to Blake Leyh, actor Wendell Pierce was seemingly "born to play" trombonist Antoine Batiste -- even if Pierce doesn't actually play his trombone parts.

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Blake Leyh is the music supervisor for Treme. And if you've been following the show — and Josh Jackson's explications of the music on this blog — you know a person of that job description must put A LOT of thought into his work. He explained a bit of it today on NPR's live call-in program Talk Of The Nation. Among the highlights: the incredible level of attention to historical detail, how much HBO money goes into New Orleans musicians' pockets and what kinds of music will be in season two. And by the way, Leyh occasionally adds to the Jazz Internet himself, both as a musician and a blogger. [Talk Of The Nation: In 'Treme,' New Orleans' Music Is Everything]

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