Ambrose Akinmusire’s When The Heart Emerges Glistening Released Today

Ambrose Akinmusire‘s tour de force When the Heart Emerges Glistening drops today on Blue Note records. The 28 year old trumpeter-composer is bound to attract attention with his latest effort, a manifesto that is startlingly fresh and personal. Akinmusire himself composes 10 of the 12 songs on the album, with his labelmate and mentor Jason Moran picking up the production duties. The artist is backed by his young quintet (tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Harish Raghavan, and drummer Justin Brown), a close-knit group of longtime friends and frequent collaborators that breathes a remarkable collective identity. See tour dates after the jump.

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Tour Dates
April 14-17 – Jazz Standard – New York, NY
April 26 – Redwood Jazz Alliance – Arcata, CA
April 28 – Outpost Performance Space – Albuquerque, NM
April 29 – Detroit Institute of the Arts – Detroit, MI
May 1 – Tri-C JazzFest – Cleveland, OH
May 6 – Vincenza Jazz – Vincenza, Italy
May 7 – La Spirale – Fribourg, Switzerland
May 9 – Musig im Ochsen – Muri, Switzerland
May 10 – A-Trane – Berlin, Germany
May 11 – Sendesaal Bremen – Bremen, Germany
May 12 – Club Unterfahrt – Munich, Germany
May 13 – Théâtre de Cavaillon – Cavaillon, France
May 14 – Bimhuis – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 16 – DeWerf – Brugge, Belgium
May 17 – Jazz à Saint-Germain-Des-Pres 2011 – Paris, France
May 18 – Ronnie Scott’s – London, United Kingdom
May 19 – Club Fasching – Stockholm, Sweden
May 21 – Athenaeum’s San Diego Studio – San Diego, CA
May 22 – SFJAZZ @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA
May 23-24 – Daly Jazz – Missoula, MT
June 11 – Playboy Jazz Festival – Los Angeles, CA