aTunde Adjuah has once again pushed the boundaries of jazz or "stretch music" to the next level. Incorporating more of the elements of trap music and actually creating a sound that is totally original. The jazz purist may reject this, but those who are willing to listen with an open mind and fresh ears will hear the genius of what Christian Scott has created. Scott is a man of integrity using his gift and celebrity to tackle social issues. This is the beginning of a Grammy-worthy collection.
Continuing to push the music forward. Stretch Music was probably my most-played album last year and this builds on that. So good.
Favorite track: New Orleanian Love Song II [X. aTunde Adjuah Remix].
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Ruler Rebel is the first in a three-album series collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy.
The series 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.
The first release in the trilogy, 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.
released March 31, 2017
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Trumpet, Siren, Sirenette, Reverse Flugelhorn, SPD-SX, Sampling, Sonic Architecture
Elena Pinderhughes - Flute
Lawrence Fields - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Luques Curtis - Bass
Kris Funn - Bass
Joshua Crumbly - Bass
Cliff Hines - Guitar
Corey Fonville - Drums, SPD-SX
Joe Dyson Jr. - Pan African Drums, SPD-SX
Weedie Braimah - Djembe, Bata, Congas
Chief Shaka Shaka - Dununba, Sangban, Kenikeni
Sarah Elizabeth Charles - Vocals
All songs written by Christian Scott, (Stretch Music Publishing - SESAC)
"Phases" written by Christian Scott, (Stretch Music Publishing - SESAC)
Sarah Elizabeth Charles, (Sarah Elizabeth Charles Music - ASCAP)
Cliff Hines, (Klyph Publishing - BMI)
"Rise Again" written by Christian Scott, (Stretch Music Publishing - SESAC)
Allan Cole, (Algorythmusic BMI)
Produced by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Chris Dunn
Executive Producer: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Recorded April 16-21, 2016 by Matt Grondin and Nick Guttmann at The Parlor, New Orleans, LA
Mixed by Nick Guttmann at The Parlor, New Orleans, LA
Mastered by Paul Blakemore, Cleveland OH \
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah plays Adams Instruments, ACB Mouthpieces and Josh Landress Brass, SD Systems Microphones, Master & Dynamic Headphones
Corey Fonville plays Vic Firth Drumsticks & Yamaha Drums
Joe Dyson plays Vic Firth Drumsticks & Canopus Drums
Creative Direction (Album Art)
Kiel Adrian Scott & Kevin Kedroe
Art Direction Kevin Kedroe & Allan Cole
Photography Kiel Adrian Scott
Package Design Kevin Kedroe
Christian Scott aTunde AdjuahNew Orleans, Louisiana
Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010 and 2012) and Grammy
Award nominated jazz trumpeter, composer and producer.
The Fall of 2015 marks Christian’s debut release on Ropeadope titled Christian Scott Stretch Music. The album demonstrates of Stretch music compositions that is sure to be an impactful statement of the genre....more