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Ambrose Akinmusire's new album, The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, is out March 11. Autumn de Wilde/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, Live At Newport

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Hear the quintet, among the most sought-after players of their generation, play at Newport.

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Ambrose Akinmusire: An Expressive Range Emerges

Akinmusire would rather fit into a cohesive band and spread the solos around than put himself way out front.

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Carmen Staaf, Ambrose Akinmusire On JazzSet

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From the Kennedy Center, the award-winning pianist Carmen Staaf and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire catch listeners' attention.

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