If you’re wondering what Blue Note trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire has been up to since releasing one of 2014’s most acclaimed full-lengths, the imagined savior is far easier to paint, today you finally have your answer. On June 9th, Blue Note will release A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard, a double LP made up of a recent week residency Akinmusire’s band held at the famed New York nightclub. The quartet includes Sam Harris (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass), and Justin Brown (drums) and “Maurice & Michael” showcases the collective bringing a hushed intensity to composition and improvisation. Following the structural intricacy of imagined savior, “Maurice & Michael” shines by elevating the rawness of Ambrose’s approach while losing none of his painterly and technical virtuosity.
A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard is now available for pre-order.