March 19, 2023 – 6:38 am

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Paris 2022 [no label, 1CD]

Studio 104 de la Maison de la Radio, Paris, France. October 15, 2022. Very good radio broadcast.

Thanks to Lewojazz, who recorded the show; and to lolly2de for sharing it at Dime.

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Ariana Proehl, kqed.org:

In November 2022, Oakland-born jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire received the second Grammy nomination of his career - it was for Best Improvised Jazz Solo, with the song “Rounds (Live)” on Terri Lyne Carrington’s pivotal New Standards, Vol 1. [The Grammy was won by Wayne Shorter & Leo Genovese (soloist) for Endangered Species”, from the Terri Lyne Carrington album, Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival.]

Described as possibly “the most distinctive, elusive and ultimately satisfying trumpeter of his generation,” by the New York Times, Akinmusire is a master improviser whose original compositions blend influences beyond classical jazz, including poetry, blues and hip-hop. And while his talent and accomplishments regularly send him to venues all over the world, there’s still no place like home.

“I believe that Oakland, specifically, is sacred ground,” says Akinmusire. “I think it’s a place where you can come and replenish yourself. And that’s something that I see in the culture. It’s something I hear in the music. It’s something that I hear in the way we talk.”

Some of the Bay Area musicians and mentors who shaped him as an artist included bassist Marcus Shelby. “There was a lot of older cats that were here that mentored me that nobody knows of. Like Ed Kelly or Robert Porter or Khalil Shaheed… a drummer named Hi Fi - all these old-school cats who were just around,” says Akinmusire, who played in the jazz ensemble at Berkeley High School. “And some of them were ex-Black Panthers and all these other things. But they played jazz and they were really instrumental in developing me and a lot of the younger musicians.”

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Track 01. Moment In Between The Rest 9:40
Track 02. untitled 4:55
Track 03. bass solo 4:30
Track 04. untitled 5:23
Track 05. Tide Of Hyacinth 17:28
Track 06. Maurice & Michael 11:06
Track 07. trumpet solo 2:33
56 mins

Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Sam Harris - piano
Joe Sanders - bass
Justin Brown - drums

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  2. He might be my dad, Mom fucked a lot of guys who looked like him

    By Derrick on Mar 19, 2023

  3. His ambrose ejaculate is tasty

    By U L E on Mar 19, 2023

  4. Good to have you back Derrick!

    By HHH on Mar 20, 2023

  5. Get bent H you shitty pants jagoff

    By Derrick on Mar 20, 2023

  6. Thanks for this bigO!
    A great AA posting! (able to get this one :) )

    By drbabyhead on Mar 20, 2023

  7. Im proud to be a fuckin jagoff. I piss on your grave, swappers, mark, tj ctony and scaramuch the mikton berle homo

    By Derrick on Mar 20, 2023

  8. Just pissed in my pants too

    By Derrick on Mar 20, 2023

  9. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Mar 20, 2023

  10. This darkie dude has got a big ole foot long hoagie in his in his pants I hear . Long and thick white gals love suckin the juice out of it . Dude is quite big in the britches

    By ELU on Mar 20, 2023

  11. First one above twernt me nuther fake

    By U L E on Mar 20, 2023

  12. Rumor has it Ambrose gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Mar 20, 2023

  13. Of course

    By U L E on Mar 20, 2023

  14. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping ask stooopid questions!

    By HHH on Mar 20, 2023

  15. Stupid STINKO-trolls! Aren’t you DISGUSTED with yourselves? YUK!

    By Θήο on Mar 21, 2023

  16. Everyone is prejudiced. Including you! Prejudices are useful, because they help you keep things simple. But they can also influence the way we behave towards certain people, and that can be dangerous. Fortunately, there is something you can do. Below, we describe the three steps you can take.

    The first and most important step in the fight against everyday prejudices is to recognise them, and to acknowledge that we are all affected by them. Everyone has definite ideas about certain groups of people that never apply to all members of that group. If you are, and remain, aware of this fact, you have already taken the biggest step.

    The second step is to try to make sure that your own prejudices do not determine your behaviour. Prejudice should never lead to exclusion or discrimination against others. Also, make sure that you do not spread your own prejudices.

    Step three: react! If someone around you hurts other people, insults entire groups, or uses prejudice to define them, react. Oppose them! React in your own circle of friends and acquaintances, respond on social media.

    By Θήο on Apr 21, 2023

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