Album of the Week: Ambrose Akinmusire

Sometimes when I drive, magical things happen. 23 or so years ago Cathy and I were driving from the Maui airport to our hotel, on our honeymoon, and I tuned into a radio interview with Terence McKenna. This was my introduction to him and his work and I spent the ensuing years exploring his words which opened my mind to many things previously closed.

I was driving to town the other day, tuned in to WPRB, and I heard an interview with Ambrose Akinmusire. This was my introduction to him and his work and I’m certain there will be real time spent exploring his music as I am sure it will open my mind to many things previously closed.

Origami Harvest is his latest release, on Blue Note, and its worlds, words, moods, thoughts and music have me enrapt.

The worst mistake we can make when it comes to art is to try to label it and the worst mistake we can make when it comes to driving and magic is to think we can control it.

I think you want this record. I want every Ambrose Akinmusire record. Get Origami Harvest from Blue Note [footnote 1]. For the hi-res download (24/96), see your favorite hi-res store. ProStudioMasters is currently (as of 11.19.18) having a 20% off sale on this record.


Footnote 1. I emailed Blue Note inquiring as to the file resolution for the download. I have not heard back. I bought the CD.

UPDATE 11.19.18

Here’s the response from Blue Note Customer Support:

Hi Michael,

Thanks for reaching out to us, and thank you for your patience.

The digital downloads are 320 kbps MP3.

Feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and support,
Zoe + uMusic Customer Care

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