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Christian Scott

Forward-thinking trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Christian Scott, aka Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is a lauded performer known for his genre-bending approach to jazz. Born in New Orleans in 1983, Scott received his first trumpet at age 12 as a gift from his mother and grandmother. As Scott's uncle was modern jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison, it was no surprise that Scott soon became very proficient on the trumpet -- so good, in fact, that Harrison began having him play at his gigs. Following in his uncle's footsteps, Scott enrolled at the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and then at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, where he received a full scholarship. There, he was selected to be part of the Berklee Monterey Quartet in 2004, chosen from four of the school's finest musicians, and played at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Though Scott had already appeared on record with his uncle, he made his major-label solo debut at age 22 on Concord Jazz, with 2006's Rewind That. The record combined rock and R&B motifs with modern jazz, featured Harrison as a guest performer, and was nominated for a Grammy later that year. Scott returned in 2007 with Anthem, a passionate response to the suffering of his fellow New Orleanians post-Hurricane Katrina. In 2010, Scott released his third studio album, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. His musical ambition manifested itself expansively in 2012 with the release of his fifth album, the double-disc Christian a Tunde Adjuah. In 2015, Scott returned with Stretch Music, an even more experimental, genre-bending album with heavy electronic influences. Featured on the album were guest appearances from saxophonist Braxton Cook and flutist Elena Pinderhughes. At the end of March 2017, Scott released Ruler Rebel, a politically charged set that he announced was the first in a series he dubbed The Centennial Trilogy. The second and third volumes in the trilogy, Diaspora and The Emancipation Proclamation, followed in June and October, respectively. The series was intended to honor the 100th birthday of recorded jazz, while contemplating the political and social ills that still tear at the fabric of America. ~ Marisa Brown
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Stations Featuring
Christian Scott

    Modern Jazz

    Modern Jazz
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Albums by
Christian Scott

Top Songs by
Christian Scott

  1.   Song
  2.   Cease Fire
  3.   Kiel
  4.   After All
  5.   Of Fire (Les Filles de la Nouvelle Orleans)
  6.   Jenacide (The Inevitable Rise and Fall of the Bloodless Revolution)
  7.   Paradise Found
  8.   Dialect
  9.   Katrina's Eyes
  10.   Structure
  11.   Suicide
  12.   Jihad Joe
  13.   Spy Boy/Flag Boy
  14.   City Sunrise
  15.   K.K.P.D.
  16.   Cara
  17.   The Eraser
  18.   Congo
  19.   Pyrrhic Victory of Atunde Adjuah
  20.   Litany Against Fear
  21.   Rewind That
  22.   Face 2 Face
  23.   Who They Wish I Was
  24.   Kuro Shinobi (Interlude)
  25.   Fatima Aisha Rokero 400
  26.   Angola, La & the 13th Amendment
  27.   Rumor
  28.   Isadora
  29.   Anthem
  30.   Like This
  31.   Lay in Vein
  32.   American't
  33.   So What
  34.   The Last Broken Heart (Prop 8)
  35.   When Marissa Stands Her Ground
  36.   An Unending Repentance
  37.   Get Down
  38.   Cumulonimbus (Interlude)
  39.   The Berlin Patient (CCR5)
  40.   Brown Belle Blues
  41.   Remains Distant
  42.   Alkebu Lan
  43.   New New Orleans (King Adjuah Stomp)
  44.   The 9
  45.   She
  46.   The Red Rooster
  47.   Vs. The Kleptocratic Union (Ms. McDowell's Crime)
  48.   Say It
  49.   The Crawler
  50.   RE:
  51.   Like That
  52.   Away (Anuradha & the Maiti Nepal)
  53.   I Do
  54.   James Crow Jr., Esq.
  55.   Van Gogh (Interlude)
  56.   Bartlett
  57.   Dred Scott
  58.   Liar Liar
  59.   Died In Love
  60.   Danziger
  61.   Rejection
  62.   Void
  63.   Caught Up
  64.   The Uprising
  65.   And This Too Shall Pass
  66.   The Roe Effect (Refrain In F# Minor)

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