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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns with collaborative album Ancestral Recall

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | photo courtesy of the artist

Jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah just announced his new album, Ancestral Recall, which will be released on March 22 on Ropeadope Records. Adjuah is a critically-acclaimed jazz-fusion artist whose sound seeks to connect rather than separate jazz and non-jazz styles. His 2017 album, Emancipation Procrastination, is nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. Adujah says his new album “continues his mission to unify people via their musical and cultural voices by tearing down the sonic and social constructs that separate them.” The album will redefine genre lines and explore a new, expansive sound world that encompasses everything from West African and Carribbean rhythms to trap music and alt-rock. 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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