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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Christian Scott at World Cafe Live, Lady Gaga at Wells Fargo Center, Prophets of Rage at TLA

Christian Scott | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

Christian Scott brings his innovative take on jazz at the intersection of popular music to World Cafe Live tonight. The New Orleans trumpeter recently released Diaspora, the second in a trilogy of albums all released in 2017. Check out XPN’s interview with Christian Scott about the new releases here, listen to the record below, and find tickets at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Stream a new single from Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, see him at South next month

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | photo via Bandcamp

When we last checked in on Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, he was blowing minds with his interactive LP/app Stretch Music. It was the latest instance of the New Orleans trumpeter’s left-of-center approach to music, which has evolved over the last decade to honor the jazz, hip hop, and African traditions that filter through his hometown. The melting pot of his music is potently amplified on “The Coronation of X aTunde Adjuah,” a single from his newest album Rebel Ruler. Out now on Ropeadope, the record is the first part of an LP series called The Centennial Trilogy that challenges the politcal status quo.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Christian Scott at South, Caroline Smith at Johnny Brenda’s, Bob Weir at Tower Theater and more…

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Christian Scott | photo via Facebook

A highlight from this month’s Philly Jazz Guide, trumpeter Christian Scott brings his modern take on jazz compositions to South tonight. The New Orleans native released his Stretch Music LP last year, an album that was accompanied by an app that provides an interactive aspect to the listening experience for fans. Check out a behind-the-scenes video of Stretch Music below and pick up tickets for the concert here.

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