Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet: Newport Jazz 2011

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

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

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