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Ambrose Akinmusire

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: May 1, 1982    

Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose's conceptual extension into a new musical language is never to the exclusion of beauty. As one who listens intently, he values the fertility of a pause, of communication, of tension. Ambrose began conceptualizing early as a musician, theorizing and experimenting as a catalyst for development. He seeks other genres of music to analyze and expose, drawing inspiration from such musicians as Bjork and Chopin. Ambrose’s music restructures accepted notions of jazz in a way that reflects his ability to recognize nuances, multiplicities, and patterns. First playing piano at the age of three, his familiarity with music began long before putting his mouth to a trumpet. He is relentlessly opposed to stagnation, seeking movement in both his music and his life....
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  • The imagined savior is far easier to paint

    Blue Note Records
    2014
  • When The Heart Emerges Glistening

    Blue Note Records
    2011
  • Prelude: to Cora

    Fresh Sound New Talent
    2008

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