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From Blue Note Records: Ambrose Akinmusire, “When The Heart Emerges Glisten”

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Ambrose Akinmusire WHEN THE HEART EMERGES GLISTEN

“Co-produced by Akinmusire and his label mate and mentor Jason Moran, the album’s 12 songs (10 of which were composed by Akinmusire) feature the 28-year-old trumpeter’s young quintet (tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown), a close-knit group of longtime friends and frequent collaborators that breathes a remarkable collective identity. The New York Times wrote that the quintet ‘seems destined for much wider recognition,” and described their unique sound as “limber, straight-ahead jazz with mystery and pop instincts that gets around most of the old, pervasive mainstream influences, both of trumpet playing and bandleading.’ “[But, and I may be incorrect, I do not believe that the NYT mentioned this album on this venerable label.]

At Amazon April 5, 2011, the CD $14.96, the ,mp3 album $9.49

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