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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2010 New York City Winter Jazzfest This Weekend

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Celebrating its 6th anniversary, the NYC Winter Jazzfest is taking over the West Village this weekend, on Friday, Jan. 8th and Saturday, Jan. 9th. Showcasing over 40 of the best jazz and experimental artists, at five of the neighborhood’s most esteemed venues, boomBOOM Presents is bringing jazz fans back to what was once considered the heart of New York City’s jazz scene. In line with the festival’s mission to promote and present the best of the young and current jazz scene, this year’s installment will open with two showcases on Friday, Jan. 8th, curated by special guests Meghan Stabile of Revive Da Live and Adam Schatz of Search and Restore, at Kenny’s Castaways and Zinc Bar, respectively.

The festival will present live music from New York, New Orleans, Chicago, South Africa, Canada, France, and more, by their very best talent, including Nicholas Payton SeXXXtet, Bitches Brew Revisited, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marco Benevento, Chris Dave, Jason Moran, Jenny Scheinman, Lionel Loueke, Somi, and many more. Grab your passes now and enjoy one the city’s best festivals.

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