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A brilliant artist with a bright future ahead

Ambrose is special, because even though his improvisations can be angular at times, the enormity, warm and beauty of his sound make even the most harmonically dissonant phrases accessible to even the most casual listener. Combine that with an obviously deep understanding of the blues, the history of his instrument and a gift for melodic development and you have a player who I believe to be the future of jazz trumpet.


Born: May 1, 1982 in Oakland, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire is a forward-thinking musician with a bent toward atmospheric post-bop. Born in Oakland, California, Akinmusire showed early promise by his teens, and gigged professionally while also playing in the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble. Early encounters with such luminaries as saxophonists Joe Henderson and Steve Coleman pushed Akinmusire to focus a keen eye on his own development. He earned his bachelor's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and later his master's...
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Prelude: to Cora, Ambrose Akinmusire
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  • $9.90
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2007

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