Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
New Album Ruler Rebel out March 31st
Releasing Three Albums in 2017 as The Centennial Trilogy
Two-time Edison award winning, Grammy® nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, designer of innovative instruments and interactive media Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is set to release three albums to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very first Jazz recordings of 1917. Collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, the series’ first release Ruler Rebel is out 3/31 via Ropeadope.
The Centennial Trilogy is at its core a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences. Slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, Food Insecurity, Xenophobia, Immigration, Climate Change, Sexual Orientation, Gender Equality, Fascism and the return of the Demagogue.
New Track Ruler Rebel vividly depicts Adjuah’s new vision and sound – revealing Adjuah to the listener in a way never heard before via a completely new production methodology that Stretches Trap Music with West African and New Orleanian Afro-Native American styles.
In 2016 Adjuah won JAZZFM’s Innovator/Innovation of the year honor along with the Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Composer to go along with his many wins for Rising Star Trumpet. Christian is the progenitor of Stretch Music a genre blind musical form that stretches the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions of Jazz to encompass many musical forms, languages, thought processes and cultures.
The release will be accompanied by Adjuah’s award-winning Stretch Music App – The first Interactive media player of its kind, refitted for The Centennial Trilogy.
Christian will play Carnegie Hall on May 20th, tickets are on sale now.