Ambrose Akinmusire interview: “I’ve never been comfortable with the jazz trumpet soloist vibe”

Nick Hasted
Friday, February 16, 2024

Oakland-raised Ambrose Akinmusire has always eschewed the usual trumpet clichés to forge a unique sound full of powerful emotions. Leaving the Blue Note label after five acclaimed albums, he begins a new adventure on Nonesuch with Owl Song, with Bill Frisell and Herlin Riley

Ambrose Akinmusire (photo: Michael Wilson)
Ambrose Akinmusire (photo: Michael Wilson)

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