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Abram Wilson: Life Paintings

Read "Life Paintings" reviewed by Chris May


Born in Fort Smith, Arkansas but brought up in New Orleans, where he studied at the Center for Creative Artists--alma mater of fellow trumpeters Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton--Abram Wilson relocated to London in 2002. In 2003 he signed to Dune Records, the recording and management home for a number of significant, London-based, black artists. Life Paintings is his third album for the label.Wilson's previous disc, Ride! Ferris Wheel To The Modern Day Delta (Dune, 2007), ...

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Abram Wilson: Ride! Ferris Wheel To The Modern Day Delta

Read "Ride! Ferris Wheel To The Modern Day Delta" reviewed by Chris May


An intact and heritage-conscious American abroad, the Arkansas-born, Louisiana-raised trumpeter Abram Wilson--based in London these past five years--made his debut as leader in 2004 with Jazz Warrior (Dune). The album attempted the difficult trick of addressing both jazz and hip hop, with unconvincing results, and this new set avers that it continues along a similar route. It does and it doesn't--but this time the music is an unqualified success.

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