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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. He is the nephew of jazz innovator and legendary sax man, Donald Harrison, Jr. His musical tutelage began under the direction of his uncle at the age of thirteen. After graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) in 2001, Christian received a full tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he earned a degree in professional music and film scoring thirty months later. Since 2002, Christian has released eleven critically acclaimed studio recordings, two live albums and one greatest hits collection

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Alonzo Demetrius: Live From The Prison Nation

Read "Live From The Prison Nation" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Drummer Ralph Peterson's righteous mission is the continuum of late mentor Art Blakey with the all cylinders burn of the Messengers Legacy performances and twenty-five recordings, including 2020's charismatic Onward & Upward (Onyx Productions). He chooses trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius as his first label mate to help bring the even larger legacy of the black movement forward. ...

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2020: The Year in Jazz

Read "2020: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The COVID-19 pandemic put the jazz world in a tailspin, just like the world at large, in 2020. And there is plenty of uncertainty going into the new year about what “new normal: might emerge from the darkness. International Jazz Day, like so many other things, became an online virtual event this time around. Pianist Keith ...

Resilience

Label: Soul Cycle Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Resilience; Healing; Push/Pull; Reflection Point; Chorale; Play Date; The Wanderer; Same Mistakes; Meditation on Peace.

Axiom

Label: Ropeadope / Stretch Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: I Own the Night; The Last Chieftain; Guinnevere; Songs She Never Heard; Sunrise in Beijing; Huntress; Incarnation; West of the West; Diaspora; Introductions; Guinnevere (alternative take); The Last Chieftain (alternative take).

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Resilience

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Label: Soul Cycle Music
Released: 2020
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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Axiom

Read "Axiom" reviewed by Phillip Woolever

As evidenced here, those in attendance for Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah's 2020 engagement at New York's Blue Note from March 11-15 witnessed what turned out to be some of the most powerful performances of this restricted musical year, just before everyday life changed for most people on the planet. The record is dedicated to the victims ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020

Read "R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Everyone knows how odd 2020 was. Nonetheless, artists around the globe put out some outstanding music as struggles to meet the new challenges continued. Creativity reigns supreme. There was a lot of music I didn't get to here, but here are some recordings that registered high marks. Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride ...

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Something New

Read "Something New" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

In this second episode of our prestigious four-part series (we got that idea from Masterpiece Theatre), “new" or at least “newish" music is the focus. Four albums from the best of the 2010's that seem to promise ambition and adventure and, for the most part, deliver. The journey may get rocky at times, but brace yourselves ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Georgia Anne Muldrow, Hal Willner, Butcher Brown & More New Releases

Read "Georgia Anne Muldrow, Hal Willner, Butcher Brown & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Genre-bending, re-imaginings of masters past and present, and eclectic alliances of musicians from different scenes and backgrounds are at the heart of this week's roll-call of new and upcoming releases, with the latest albums by Jyoti (a.k.a. Georgia Anne Muldrow), and Hal Willner, deserving special attention. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo ...


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