Trumpeter and 28-year-old Oakland-native Ambrose Akinmusire (pronounced ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) has
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delivered nothing less than a manifesto with his Blue Note debut When The Heart Emerges Glistening. It is a personal statement of such clarity and vision that it’s bound to turn heads around towards this startlingly fresh young talent.
By the time the lone standard “What’s New?” arrives, 11 tracks into trumpeter-composer Ambrose Akinmusire’s tour de force the song’s title has become a rhetorical question. The unneeded answer: Everything. Akinmusire
The Los Angeles Times recently named Akinmusire one of their 2011 “Faces to Watch” and we have to agree! He tells here us how Amoeba Music helped shape his musical development.