FADER: Listen to a new FADER Mix by Ambrose Akinmusire


The longstanding FADER Mix series presents new, exclusive DJ mixes from their favorite artists and producers.

In this episode, Ambrose tells a story through songs from women like Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oumou Sangare, and Anais Mitchell.

Ambrose Akinmusire's Origami Harvest was one of this year's most compelling projects and his fourth on Blue Note. The acclaimed trumpeter joins plenty of other musicians currently experimenting within a loose overlap of jazz and hip-hop, but his perspective is singular and remarkable. On his FADER Mix, Akinmusire spins a tale through a textured sequence of songs by women such as Noname and Oumou Sangare. A vocal sample from Angela Davis hits almost like a call-to-action, halfway through the rewarding hourlong listen. Light some candles and take the inspiration.