Ambrose Akinmusire Origami Harvest
Ambrose Akinmusire has in recent years been one of the most interesting and personal musicians in American jazz scene.
Since his debut in 2008, he has created a unique expression, both through composition and trumpet play, as well as becoming a highly sought after sideman for everyone from artists like Esperanza Spalding to Wolfgang Muthspiel.
In 2018 he released the album Origami Harvest, a daring and successful piece of art woven by string quartet, piano, drums, piano and rap.Rapper Kool AD contributes to the music with a lyrical commentary on African-American reality of contemporary America. And in addition to being an artistic masterpiece, the record is also a political commentary. It's all done elegantly and sounds groovy, while feeling relevant and important at the same time.
“Ambrose Akinmusire is constantly looking for new ways to express herself and, with Origami Harvest, is able to unite widely different musical expressions in a device that feels like hip and chamber music at once." - Los Angeles Times
Kool AD - voice, Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet, Sam Harris - piano / piano / keyboards, Justin Brown - drums, Mivos String Quartet.