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When the Heart Emerges Glistening

Ambrose AkinmusireAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Ambrose Akinmusire, “a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing” (The New Yorker), brings his artistic vision to the next level with the imagined savior is far easier to paint, his second release for Blue Note Records. The album follows his acclaimed major label debut When the Heart Emerges Glistening, which New York Times critic Nate ... Read more in Amazon's Ambrose Akinmusire Store

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  • Audio CD (April 5, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,062 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Future of Jazz April 9, 2011
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Hello & thanks for reading. Here we have what I like to refer to as the future of jazz because Ambrose & the guys on this album are all young men in their prime.
These are the next batch of players like the masters that came before that are taking the music to fresh areas of expression & into the future. Anyhow here you have the second album by 29yr old trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire a native of Oakland CA that now resides in the fertile jazz scene of NYC. Ambrose has been playing & performing on the international jazz scene for more than a decade first coming to my attention in 2000 as a member of Steve Coleman's Five Elements appearing on Resistance Is Futile. In my opinion Ambrose stands out in a scene with a great number of heavy hitting trumpeters not just because he has chops to spare but because the man is a composer of the first rate.

If I had to make a comparison I'd say he & Terrence Blanchard are in the same musical sphere but that would make sense because Ambrose studied with Blanchard while attending The Monk Institute. All things aside I believe Ambrose is only at the start of his journey.

I always like to acknowledge the supporting cast of an album. Ambrose has assembled an awesome quintet to realize his compositions. Walter Smith iii on tenor is one of my personal favorites working today, he's developed a unique sound on his horn and featured Ambrose on his latest album for Criss Cross III as well as his two previous albums
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic April 8, 2011
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This kid has been around for 10+ years now, though this is only his second solo album, but he has played on many other albums. Ambrose is a fantastic artist; he has a great sound and surrounds himself with some really good talent. This album is beautiful, interesting, and just a lot of fun to listen to. The mood of his falls inline with what some of the really cool trumpeters of today are putting out, while still creating something totally unique. I highly recommend this album.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars groundbreaking September 16, 2011
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I had read quite a few positive reviews about it before, but still this album beat my high expectations. It offered a totally new listening experience, allowing general audience members like me to appreciate jazz from a different perspective. When his heart emerges glistering, Ambrose Akinmusire seems to have a lot of stories to tell. No matter they are tragedy or romance, the young trumpeter tells the stories brilliantly, with seamless interactions with the other fellows in the band, particularly Walter Smith III, an outstanding saxophonist in his own right. I would highly recommend this album to anyone who wants to hear what's so exciting about jazz today.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet! July 29, 2011
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I knew that Mr. Akinmusire had serious chops after hearing him guest on one of David Binney's most recent records. Still, I wasn't sure what to expect from him as a leader and composer, and I held off for a while on purchasing this CD. Terms like "pop-sensibility" (used by some to describe it) made me wary, thinking it might be a bit too commercial for my taste. No worries--this is creative (and essential) modern jazz--a compelling, tasteful, artistic set of tracks, with fine playing all around. Very highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best out there December 16, 2011
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I just bought this and cannot stop listening to it. First of all the songs chosen for this album are beautiful in their own right. But on top of that the improvisation, musicianship and inventiveness makes this album a treasure.

Ambrose and Walter truly complement each other and a solo from either one is top notch; the supporting players are also solid and inventive. Another thing that grabs me about the album is the variety of tempo, and styles which is why I think I keep listening and listening to it. There are mid-tempo, slow and fast songs. There are quiet and loud passages/songs. There is even some spoken words. And all performed at a high level of musicianship and creativity. But having said that, the album is cohesive an has a somber/serious theme throughout.

My biggest regret is discovering them after they performed in NYC. I can't wait for their return and the opportunity to listen to more of their work in the future.

I will treasure album for years to come.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I must be dreaming.... March 19, 2014
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Nothing has thrilled or inspired me more than the first time I heard Miles.....until now. Mr. Akinmusire is not of this world. Like Miles, his senses are not limited to 5. His music is complex and riveting. After hearing this masterpiece, I bought his 3rd album, "the imagined savior is far easier to paint." He is unique and extraordinary. I am honored to be introduced to his music. (NOTE: his liner notes--written by him--are poetically beautiful).
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read lots of reviews of jazz and April 5, 2014
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I know nothing about jazz except I prefer blues, rock and roll, heavy metal and classical music. Jazz nauseates me. However, my son-in-law loves the stuff. So I researched through Amazon and Billboard and found the best reviews were about this CD. I bought it and he LOVES IT. "How did you find this guy?" You hate jazz," said he. ( I didn't tell that I did my homework and found just what he liked. I pretended that his love of jazz rubbed off on me.... ;) Shhhhh.... my secret
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Howard Koons
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilled by this Album
I am certainly thrilled with jazz artist. Just as a star pitches once in a while the Gods unleashes upon us an extraordinary human being. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lineus L. George
5.0 out of 5 stars It does not get much better than this
Although it has been a long time since I was a serious jazz fan, this album brought me back. Ambrose is absolutely fearless, and the band with him is spot on. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert D. Goldberg
4.0 out of 5 stars Oaklands finest new jazz star.
From Oakland California comes the fine young trumpeter,who i first heard about when he was in Berkley High. Read more
Published 20 months ago by mark mazor
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, inspiring jazz of a new generation
I heard this on KCSM and was instantly impressed. Ambrose is one of the most warm and intimate sounding trumpet player since Miles. Read more
Published on October 20, 2012 by Michael Martak
4.0 out of 5 stars an album with heart!
I think this album is a blast to listen to; it keeps you interested throughout. Its got good grooves and interesting twists. Read more
Published on September 28, 2012 by Joel Karwatsky
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!
Ambrose is an underestimated Jazz musical who is captureing the world's attention one song at a time. Do not sleep on his creativity and originality. Read more
Published on May 21, 2011 by Mila B.
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING ARTIST.
This young man is brilliant; his music is amazing and will sweep you off of your feet. I fell in love all over again just listening to him. Read more
Published on May 15, 2011 by Karmyak
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