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
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