The Los Angeles Times: The expressive music collected here ventures further than any other this year
Ambrose Akinmusire’s ‘Origami Harvest’:
The Los Angeles Times:
You may have heard albums that have touched on jazz, hip-hop and classical-adjacent new music, but none of them have merged them in such an arresting, unexpected fashion as the latest from this 36-year-old artist. A thought-provoking and timely mix of boom-bap rhythms, string interludes and vivid spoken word passages (courtesy of Kool A.D. of Das Racist) alongside Akinmusire’s restless trumpet, which arcs through all of the above to affirm or underscore each message and movement, the expressive music collected here ventures further than any other this year.
Visit the Origami Harvest album page to read album reviews as they come in: