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The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint

Ambrose Akinmusire

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This is an impressively rich record by a quintet which has substantially broadened its musical palette. Trumpet player and composer Ambrose Akinmusire returns with this new album, The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint, helped by guitarist Charles Altura of the OSSO String Quartet and singers Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann and Cold Specks. The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint makes good on the promise of, When the Heart Emerges Glistening, Akinmusire's last album, and his first for Blue Note, and which met with considerable success. On this new album, which he produced himself, Ambrose Akinmusire subtly develops his music by putting a little less emphasis on mind-boggling solos and a little more on the compositions themselves (he is the author of twelve of the album's thirteen tracks), although he always takes care to give his bandmates the space to express themselves and improvise. © JMP/Qobuz




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1
Marie Christie
00:03:14

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

2
As We Fight (Willie Penrose)
00:06:23

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Altura, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

3
Our Basement (Ed)
00:06:26

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Becca Stevens, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Maria Im, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brooke Quiggens Saulnier, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kallie Ciechomsky, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Maria Bella Jeffers, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

4
Vartha
00:07:45

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Charles Altura, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

5
Memo (G. Learson)
00:05:50

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Altura, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

6
The Beauty Of Dissolving Portraits
00:04:12

Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Elena Pinderhughes, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Maria Im, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brooke Quiggens Saulnier, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kallie Ciechomsky, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Maria Bella Jeffers, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

7
Asiam (Joan)
00:06:01

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Theo Bleckmann, Vocals, EWI, AssociatedPerformer - T. Bleckmann, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

8
Bubbles (John William Sublett)
00:03:52

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Charles Altura, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

9
Ceaseless Inexhaustible Child (Cyntoia Brown)
00:06:11

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Anderson, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Cold Specks, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jack Clow, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

10
Rollcall For Those Absent
00:03:38

Sam Harris, Mellotron, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Keyboards, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Muna Blake, Speaker, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

11
J.E. Nilmah (Ecclesiastes 6:10)
00:05:11

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Charles Altura, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

12
Inflatedbyspinning
00:03:01

Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Elena Pinderhughes, Flute, AssociatedPerformer - Maria Im, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Brooke Quiggens Saulnier, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kallie Ciechomsky, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Maria Bella Jeffers, Cello, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

13
Richard (Conduit)
00:16:28

Sam Harris, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Taub, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Justin Brown, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Darlington, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Ambrose Akinmusire, Producer, Trumpet, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Harish Raghavan, AssociatedPerformer, Bass (Vocal) - Walter Smith, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2014 Blue Note Records

Album Description

This is an impressively rich record by a quintet which has substantially broadened its musical palette. Trumpet player and composer Ambrose Akinmusire returns with this new album, The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint, helped by guitarist Charles Altura of the OSSO String Quartet and singers Becca Stevens, Theo Bleckmann and Cold Specks. The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint makes good on the promise of, When the Heart Emerges Glistening, Akinmusire's last album, and his first for Blue Note, and which met with considerable success. On this new album, which he produced himself, Ambrose Akinmusire subtly develops his music by putting a little less emphasis on mind-boggling solos and a little more on the compositions themselves (he is the author of twelve of the album's thirteen tracks), although he always takes care to give his bandmates the space to express themselves and improvise. © JMP/Qobuz




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