Christian Scott


Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is a trumpeter and bandleader. Born in New Orleans in 1983, his artistic soul is divided between traditional jazz, hip-hop. soul and electronic to give life to a captivating and interesting sound concept.

Rewind That was his debut album in 2005 which highlighted immediately Scott’s ability to create through his original compositions special stories that stay in the heart and the mind of the listener. Billboard Magazine recognized the album as «without doubt the most remarkable anticipation that his genre has seen in the last 10 years» and in 2006 was nominated for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Fater two years, he published Anthem which was inspired by the pain of his fellow citizens after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans. The album, due to the themes presented, had a markedly dark sound that pulled the artist’s style away from jazz to move towards rock and post-rock territories.

In 2010, on the occasion of the debut of the album Yesterday You Said Tomorrow (2010), he arrived in Italy for a unique concert at the Blue Note in Milan. His third project introduced itself as a reference to the Sixties’ jazz music, paying homage to traditional jazz retracing the steps of Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The album was embraced by the critics and it affirmed Scott as an innovator of the genre, such that NPR proclaimed it «the usher of a new jazz era».

Between 2010 and 2012 he won two Edison Awards and in 2015 signed a contract between his newborn label Stretch Music and the renowned family of Ropeadope Music. That same autumn, Christian’s debut for Stretch Music/Ropeadope, titled Stretch Music, was launched together with the first Stretch Music app which addressed the new generation of young improvisers. The record and the app were set up to be profoundly influential declarations of the new genre. A year later he was back in Italy to participate in JAZZMI, performing in a wonderful performance for the Milanese public.

in 2017 was the turn of a new ambitious project, The Centennial Trilogy. It was a series composed of three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording in 1917. The trilogy was composed of Diaspora, Ruler Rebel, and The Emancipation Procrastination and it was for this last record that in 2018 the artist was nominated at the Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

The Ancestral Recall followed the trilogy in 2019 and it was a great success both with the critics and the public, gaining once again a nomination at the Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Album.
2020 was the turn of the concert album Axiom which was recorded inside the legendary Blue Note Club in New York just before the Covid-19 emergency. The live track included in the record put aside the electronic influences to give space to improvised sections that highlighted Christian’s performig prowess and refined musical ear.





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