Trumpet Master Ambrose Akinmusire - Broad Vision

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Known as a constantly searching and forward-looking musician, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire won the Thelonious Monk (now Herbie Hancock) International Jazz Competition in 2007 at 27 years old. His first album, Prelude to Cora, announced a bright new talent willing to honor multiple strains of influences from hip-hop to classical with stops at post-bop, funk, and free jazz. His periodic highly-regarded solo efforts have been complemented by a string of excellent sideman collaborations. Recent work from exciting young trumpeter Ambrose Akimusire as we wrap up our four-part exploration of today's trumpet masters in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Chris Dingman Sextet "Nocturnal" from Waking Dreams (Between Words) 4:13
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet "Confessions To My Unborn Daughter" from When The Heart Emerges Glistening (Blue Note) 8:53
  • Jack DeJohnette Quintet "Salsa for Luisito" from Sound Travels (Entertainment One) 17:23
  • Host speaks 24:13
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Sextet "Bubbles (John William Sublett)" from The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint (Blue Note) 27:42
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet "Response" from A Rift in Decorum (Blue Note) 31:30
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet "For Django" from Where The River Goes (ECM) 36:52
  • Host speaks 44:00
  • Blue Note All Stars "Henya" from Our Point Of View (Blue Note) 46:42
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet "Roy" from On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) 51:02
  • Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet "Moon (the return amplifies the unity)" from On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment (Blue Note) 53:37
  • Host Outro 57:18

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