Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Premieres New Track "Ruler Rebel" with Stereogum
New Album Ruler Rebel out March 31
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.
Today, Stereogum premiered the album's title track, saying "Christian Scott is making some of the most interesting music in the jazz world right now." Listen to the track in the Ugly Beauty column on Stereogum.
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.
NPR raves "Christian Scott ushers in new era of jazz.” He has been heralded by JazzTimes magazine as "Jazz's young style God” and "the Architect of a new commercially viable fusion.” 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.