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Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland Trio

Jez Nelson presents trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire performing with his quintet at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Plus highlights from a set by saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his trio.

Jez Nelson presents Ambrose Akinmusire at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Since being invited to tour with Steve Coleman's Five Elements when aged just 19, Akinmusire has built a reputation as one to watch, playing as a sideman with East Coast musicians such as Vijay Iyer, David Binney and Esperanza Spalding. He was signed to Blue Note last year and this performance features music from his debut album on the label. His playing is distinguished by a variety of tone colours and angular melodic lines, enhancing the adventurous yet straightahead approach of his quintet, featuring Walter Smith III (tenor sax), Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass) and Justin Brown (drums).

Also on the programme, highlights from a set by saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his trio, recorded at the Jazz Baltica festival in Germany last July.

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Studio guest: Kevin Le Gendre
Producer: Russell Finch.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ambrose Akinmusire, recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on 14 May 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Walter Smith III (tenor saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (double bass), Justin Brown (drums)

    • Ambrose Akinmusire - The Fire Next Time

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

    • Ambrose Akinmusire - Regret (No More)

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

    • Ambrose Akinmusire - Aroca

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

  • Kevin Le Gendre interviews Ambrose Akinmusire

    • KING

      Supernatural

      • The Story.
      • King.
    • Joanna Newsom

      Sprout And The Bean

      • The Millk-Eyed Mender.
      • Drag City.
  • Ambrose Akinmusire, recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on 14 May 2011

    • Untitled

      Line up: Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Walter Smith III (tenor saxophone), Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (double bass), Justin Brown (drums)

    • Ambrose Akinmusire - Confessions To My Unborn Daughter

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

    • Ambrose Akinmusire - Jaya

      Composer: Harish Raghavan

    • Ambrose Akinmusire - The Walls Of Lechuguilla

      Composer: Ambrose Akinmusire

  • Marcus Strickland Trio, recorded at the Jazz Baltica Festival in Salzau, Germany on 3 July 2010

    • Untitled

      Line up: Marcus Strickland (tenor and soprano saxophones), Ben Williams (bass), E.J. Strickland (drums)

    • Marcus Strickland Trio

      She's Alive

      Composer: André Benjamin/Kevin Kendricks

    • Marcus Strickland Trio

      Scatterheart

      Composer: Björk

    • Marcus Strickland Trio

      Set Free

      Composer: Marcus Strickland

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