Ambrose Akinmusire and Kool A.D. Premiere “Origami Harvest” Tonight at Amsterdam Bar
It’s hard to know just what to expect from tonight’s world premiere of Origami Harvest, the collaboration between jazz trumpet virtuoso Ambrose Akinmusire and talented rapper Kool A.D. That’s to be expected – it is the premiere after all. The world hasn’t heard this music before. It should be exciting to find out though. Akinmusire, the winner of some of the most prestigious awards in the world of jazz, seems like he’s at the top of his game, having released his past couple of received records on the legendary Blue Note label. And Kool A.D. (AKA Victor Vazquez) is no slouch either. The prolific artist has made some of the most interesting hip hop of the past five years – and at a dizzying pace. The duo will present their piece with the assistance of the Mivos Quartet as well as pianist Sam Harris and drummer Marcus Gilmore. As for more, well – I can’t tell you. Like you I will just have to find out myself when the band starts to play. Tickets here /more info here.