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The Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet LIVE!!

April 21, 2012

It’s likely that trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire’s scope is broadened by being a fan of Chopin, Steve Coleman, and Flying Lotus. In a rave four-star review, DownBeat exclaimed that “Akinmusire’s forceful outing is as noteworthy for the strength of the overall concept as for the individual accomplishments of its leader, head-turning as they are,” adding that “the music and the band vibe are wonderfully original and current. Clearly something very special and personal is at work here, a vision of jazz that’s bigger than camps, broader and more intellectually restless than blowing sessions.”

Come to Jazz Standard April 26 thru April 29, and hear selections from his new album “When the Heart Emerges Glistening” on The Blue Note Recording Label. The group will feature tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, the bassist Harish Raghavan and the drummer Justin Brown; the group’s piano chair, previously held by Gerald Clayton, now belongs to Sam Harris.

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