Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire brings 21st century blues to Brighton Dome

The lauded bandleader dazzles with his sophisticated high-calibre band

By Nick Hasted for Jazzwise Magazine

“This is the cat!” Archie Shepp raved in his liner notes to On The Tender Spot of Every Calloused Moment, Ambrose Akinmusire’s landmark fifth studio album, with its deep wells of suspended, meditative mystery. Shepp compared the trumpeter’s methods and intensity of purpose to his memories of Trane. And really, no one feels closer. Every night is another opportunity to see Akinmusire renew the jazz tradition at its most serious and soulful.

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