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Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet: Newport Jazz 2011

Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet: Newport Jazz 2011

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Ambrose Akinmusire performs with his quintet on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival. Erik Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Ambrose Akinmusire performs with his quintet on the Harbor Stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.

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Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is only 29; his bandmates hover around that age too. But not only are they among the most sought-after and most distinctive players of their generation; they've been working together as a band for years already. Their collaboration bears fruit on 2011's When The Heart Emerges Glistening, a svelte and darkly modernistic disc highlighted by Akinmusire's clarion solos. The quintet performs that repertoire with elan from Newport's Harbor Stage.

Personnel

  • Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet
  • Walter Smith III, tenor saxophone
  • Sam Harris, piano
  • Harish Raghavan, bass
  • Justin Brown, drums

Set List

  • Confessions To My Unborn Daughter
  • Henya
  • Jaya
  • Regret No More
  • Walls Of Lechuguilla
  • With Love

Credits

Photo: Erik Jacobs for NPR; Video: XI Media Productions; Audio: WBGO's David Tallacksen