Listen to a new FADER Mix by Ambrose Akinmusire

The acclaimed trumpeter tells a story through songs from women like Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oumou Sangare, and Anais Mitchell.

December 11, 2018
Listen to a new FADER Mix by Ambrose Akinmusire Photo by Christie Hemm Klok

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


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.



Anja Garbarek, "Stay Tuned”
Akenya, “Decay”
Kris Davis, “All the Things You Are”
Genevieve Artadi, “Whatever Whatever”
Georgia Anne Muldrow, “Great Blacks”
Angela Davis, “Angela Davis Statement”
Anais Mitchell, “Why we Build A Wall”
Noname, “Reality Check”
Oumou Sangare, “Ah Ndiya”
Nicole Miglis, “Moody Bible”
Tys Tys, “Sailor Song”
Okkyung Lee, “Two Perfectly Shaped Stones”
RRuCCuLLa, “generic feelings”
King, “MIster Chamelon”
Sanem Kalfa & George Dumitriu, “Dance”
My Brightest Diamond, “Be Brave”
Thandi Ntuli, “What’s Left?”

Listen to a new FADER Mix by Ambrose Akinmusire