I own a total of 3 blue note albums – somehow I always thought they were the lame cousin of impulse, riverside, etc. . . .I also thought that Blue note jumped the shark when they paired Willi Nelson’s demented ramblings with Wynton Marsalis – and then they came out with a live album  – for shame!

then – somehow – a blue note add made it through the filters at gmail  – it mentioned trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire – I was intrigued and checked him out – and am happy I did  – nicely done Blue Note – you are only half lame  –