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