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  • Summary: Featuring contributions from Kool A.D., Mivos Quartet, Marcus Gilmore, and Walter Smith III, the sixth full-length release for the trumpeter was a commissioned from Judd Greenstein of Manhattan’s Ecstatic Music Festival and Kate Nordstrum of St. Paul's Liquid Music Series.
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  • Record Label: Blue Note
  • Genre(s): Jazz, Spoken Word, Avant-Garde, Modern Creative, Modern Composition, Contemporary Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Electric Jazz
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    80
    The result is a tangled portrait of anxieties, one that adheres to its own standards of beauty, taking no particular tradition for granted.
  2. Oct 15, 2018
    80
    The result is a voyage through America that is both dreamlike and dystopian, exhausting but oddly compelling.
  3. Oct 15, 2018
    76
    It’s difficult to tell if the emcee is mocking a trend in rap—or simply perpetuating it. The air of poetic abstraction on the album doesn’t clear anything up. But elsewhere, the contrast in styles works more successfully.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    60
    Origami Harvest may not work for everybody, but for those who take the time to explore the unexpected bends and folds in Akinmusire's construction, a wealth of discoveries can be found.