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Ambrose Akinmusire The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Blue Note USA 2014

Artist: Ambrose Akinmusire
Title: The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint
Catalog Number: B002073001
Label: Blue Note
Barcode: 602537824571
Original release year: 2014
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 556gr
Pressing country: USA
For Market Release in: USA
Added to catalog on: September 13, 2015
Collection: Best New Music 2014
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Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire returns with the release of The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint, an impressive and expansive new album that broadens the palette of his firebrand quintet with the addition of guitarist Charles Altura, the OSSO String Quartet, and vocalists Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks. Some of the best new music released in 2014!

 

 

Winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition (2007)
Winner of the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition (2007)
Winner of the North Sea Jazz Festival's Paul Acket Award (2014)

 

  • Gatefold Cover
  • Double LP
  • 180 Gram Vinyl
  • Blue Note Jazz

 

 

The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint is the impressive and expansive new album from trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire who broadens the palette of his firebrand quintet here with the addition of guitarist Charles Altura, the OSSO String Quartet, and vocalists Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann, and Cold Specks. Akinmusire’s quintet features saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown - a close-knit group of longtime friends and frequent collaborators that breathes a remarkable collective identity.

The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint delivers on the promise of Akinmusire’s widely acclaimed Blue Note debut When The Heart Emerges Glistening, which Nate Chinen of The New York Times named his #1 album of 2011. The New Yorker has called him “a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader [who] has a unique spark in his playing.” On the new album - which Akinmusire produced himself - he subtly shifts the focus away from those thrilling trumpet solos to his compositions (Akinmusire wrote 12 of the album’s 13 tracks) while still leaving ample room for the band to stretch out and improvise.

Hearing vocals and lyrics set to his music was a different experience for Akinmusire, who often writes elaborate storylines and unspoken characters as inspiration for his instrumental compositions. With each of the vocal songs Akinmusire gave the vocalist the sketch of an idea and allowed them to flesh out lyrics based on that idea. Stevens returned both the music and lyrics for “Out Basement (ed)” while Bleckmann and Cold Specks set lyrics to Akinmusire’s music on “Asiam (Joan)” and “Ceaseless Inexhaustible Child (Cyntoia Brown),” respectively.


Track Listing:

01. Marie Christie
02. As We Fight (Willie Penrose)
03. Our Basement (ed) words & music by Becca Stevens
04. Vartha
05. Memo (G. Learson)
06. The Beauty of Dissolving Portraits
07. Asiam (Joan) words by Theo Bleckmann
08. Bubbles (John William Sublett)
09. Ceaseless Inexhaustible Child (Cyntoia Brown) words by Cold Specks
10. Rollcall for Those Absent
11. J.E. Nilmah (Ecclesiastes 6:10)
12. Inflatedbyspinning
13. Richard (Conduit)

 

Click here to listen to samples on AllMusic.com

 

 


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