Have you heard the next Louis Armstrong?
” His playing is urgent, fiery, alive—yet formally sound and often lovely. To say at this point in his career that Akinmusire is the 21st-century successor to the heritage of Armstrong, Gillespie, and other giants of the jazz trumpet would be preposterous, of course. But I’ll say it anyway.”
-David Hajdu, Meet the Next Louis Armstrong
(Photo courtesy of allaboutjazz.com)