Welcome to the weekly roundup for the week of 7/8! These are the share-worthy things I’ve been tuned into this week:
Album I’ve Been Checking Out:
My obsession this week has been with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusaire’s new album, A Rift in Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard. This album is everything I hoped it would be and his band is absolutely crushing it. I had the opportunity to see Ambrose live this past year and I’ll tell you; don’t pass up the chance to see this genius musician if you can. Truly a deep and otherworldly player.
Favorite Youtube Clip Of The Week:
Another musician that transcends all boundaries of what I know about music is Tigran Hamasyan. Just listening to a few notes played by this amazing human being will bring you to your knees. Impossibly skillful and beautiful at the same time, this is a musician that has been on my radar since the moment I first heard him play. Check out this clip of his quartet from a few years ago. Warning that you may go on a binge of his music after watching this video, so block off some time!
Blog I have Been Reading:
Seth Godin’s blog is something I come back to time and time again. These short blog posts will make you think about things in a completely different way and taking advice from one of the most thoughtful and intelligent human beings I have ever come across is never a bad thing. You might notice that I read a lot of blogs that aren’t related to music. This is because I like to get different perspectives on things and reading blogs like this usually make that happen. Seth writes a post everyday so this is a great sight to visit for constant inspiration!
Anything you’ve been checking out that you think people would like?? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it featured on our weekly roundup!