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Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note)

Like many live jazz albums, A Rift in Decorum amplifies Ambrose Akinmusire’s best qualities (his beautiful, penetrating trumpet sound and postbop melodies) as well as his worst (his proneness to being too hip for the room). It’s hard to say which is more powerful. But given that the album stretches over two discs, Akinmusire’s excesses … Read More “Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note)”

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