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“I think rifts are what make things beautiful,” muses Ambrose Akinmusire when asked about the title of his forthcoming A Rift in Decorum: Live at the keep reading »

Music has been on Philip Dizack’s mind since he was just a kid. “When I was twelve, I just knew that’s what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” With his Truth Revolution Records debut, End of An Era, Dizack has brought together two amazing sets of musicians (Justin Brown, Sam Harris, Joe Saylor & Linda Oh, Kendrick Scott, Aaron Parks) to bring his concepts of life, love, and loss into perspective for our ears. The music is stunningly engaging, beautifully composed, and masterfully performed. Check out what Dizack had to say about the record and his thought process for the music.

For many reasons, Ambrose Akinmusire has received high, widespread praise for his debut on Blue Note Records, When the Heart Emerges Glistening. The title alone suggests that the album’s contents are more than a collection of swinging tunes. To hear the stories behind each song, and the album as a whole, it’s clear that Akinmusire is doing more than fancily tooting a horn.

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire has announced his upcoming tour dates to support his debut album When the Heart Emerges Glistening on Blue Note. He will be playing with his quintet featuring Walter Smith III, Sam Harris, Harish Raghavan, and Justin Brown.