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AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE PREMIERES ALBUM WITH NPR MUSIC FIRST LISTEN + DOWNBEAT COVER FEATURE

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE PREMIERES ALBUM WITH NPR MUSIC FIRST LISTEN + DOWNBEAT COVER FEATURE

March 3 2014

On March 11, 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 quintet 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 is now streaming in its entirety as part of the NPR Music First Listen series! Check out Ambrose featured on the April cover of DownBeat Magazine!