Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet


It’s likely that Akinmusire’s scope is broadened by being a fan of Chopin, Steve Coleman, and Flying Lotus, but what you hear on the buzzed-about trumpeter’s deeply assured When The Heart Emerges Glistening is the kind of graceful rumination that demonstrates an acoustic jazz quintet’s inquisitiveness. His daring shapes the sound of his incessant searching, and at some points, the group’s interaction is as overwhelming as the leader’s vision.

April 14-17, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 6, 2011

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