Scott, Christian / Christian Atunde Adjuah
Album:Christian Atunde Adjuah Collection:Jazz
Artist:Scott, Christian Added:Aug 2012
Label:Concord Jazz, Inc. 

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Add Date:2012-08-26 Pull Date:2012-10-28 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2012-08-25 
CHRISTIAN SCOTT: Christian aTunde Adjuah
Concord Jazz, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – Wow. Scott, a powerful young trumpeter out of New Orleans, continues a bold trajectory into new territory with this hard-hitting set of rock-inflected grooves, social/political themes, and the fusion of tradition and futurism. His trumpet soars majestically over electric guitar and sinister pulsing rhythms, creating a sound that’s dead serious, full of deep thoughts but also carrying a sense of hope. Play it.

Fo’s Picks: Disc I – 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11 Disc II – 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12


1. 5:41 – bold fanfare, then stark; trumpet screams over dark agitation
2. 5:01 – strong trumpet over steady bounce, a glum yet resolute groove
3. 2:25 – spiraling piano/rhythm interlude, sudden stop, bleeped studio banter
4. 5:42 – a unique sound: tender melody, brisk buzzy rhythm, muted trumpet
5. 5:17 – stirring fanfare into a contemplative rockish groove, insistent drums
6. 4:45 – skidding rhythm, but trumpet is steady and stern
7. 6:01 – moody groove: flowing guitar & piano solos, bustling rhythms
8. 6:15 – calm ballad, minimal rhythm, muted trumpet; gets deep & beautiful
9. 4:15 – cool guitar spiral, trumpet weaves gently through, tight horn loop
10. 4:30 – slurred horns move slowly over stormy drums
11. 10:39 – calmly reflective, heavy but rising theme, trumpet reaches for sky


1. 3:51 – steady rockish march, heavy but with a feeling of optimism
2. 5:56 – rolling rhythm: angular, slicing trumpet/guitar lines & brooding solos
3. 1:35 – hip-hop harpsichord interlude. Yes, really… More, please!
4. 5:41 – relaxed melodic ballad vs. quick rolling rhythm; a nice combination
5. 4:03 – slow, very soulful ballad; spare, with overlapping trumpet/sax lines
6. 5:34 – midtempo stroll with a jazzy African touch, trumpet/piano interplay
7. 7:02 – gently spinning melody, just a wonderful sound, relaxed solos
8. 6:24 – firm, steady beat: serious melody slides into solid groove for solos
9. 2:26 – interlude: serious piano into flowing stream over rocky rhythm
10. 7:03 – relaxed, soulful, contemplative trombone and guitar solos
11. 3:37 – very cool rolling rhythm under flexible trumpet line
12. 5:31 – very sweet romantic ballad, just trumpet & piano… lovely

[ Fo ] - 25 August 2012

Track Listing
1.Fatima Aisha Rokero 400 12.The Berlin Patient (Ccr5)
2.New New Orleans (King Adjuah Stomp) 13.Jihad Joe
3.Kuro Shinobi (Interlude) 14.Van Gogh (Interlude)
4.Who They Wish I Was 15.Liar Liar
5.Pyrrhic Victory Of Atunde Adjuah 16.I Do
6.Spy Boy / Flag Boy 17.Alkebu Lan
7.Vs. The Kleptocratic Union (Ms. Mcdowell's Crime) 18.Bartlett
8.Kiel 19.When Marissa Stands Her Ground
9.Of Fire (Les Filles De La Nouvelle Orleans) 20.Cumulonimbus (Interlude)
10.Dred Scott 21.Away (Anuradha & The Maiti Nepal)
11.Danziger 22.The Red Rooster