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This review is from: When The Heart Emerges Glistening (Audio CD)
I recently saw this artist in concert which prompted me to buy the album. I've sometimes been disappointed by the recordings of American jazz artists who have been brilliant live but have seemed over-produced on CD. In short, this is a great album.
Ambrose Akinmusire has an orginal style. He has been compared to Miles Davis elsewhere, although his phrasing reminded me of the free jazz trumpeter Don Cherry. A lot of space is given to the sidemen here and the interaction between sax and trumpet is particularly good. These compositions are carefully paced and each musician seems to develop the ideas of the others, rather than competing against each other. Highly recommended.