The crowd was already riled up by the time Christian Scott and his sextet stepped onto the stage of a packed Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill on June 28th. Scott, sporting colourful clothing and a thick gold chain around his neck, wasted no time launching into the second set of the evening.
Trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah brought his octet to New Orleans at the end of this past April. The concert was recorded and recently made available to stream online. Check out the concert after the jump and head over to Funk It Blog for some more details and lots of other great audio.
You’ve likely heard us mention Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah before and you’re likely to hear us mention him again. We dig the energy and passion he puts in every single note as well as the lyricism and intensity you can find in all his compositions. Here’s your chance to watch a full set by the now established trumpeter performed last July at the Jazz des Cinq Continents Festival in Marseille, France. This performance features one of the formations aTunde Adjuah has been experimenting with, namely Braxton Cook on alto and Elena Pinderhughes on flute backed up by Lawrence Fields on ivory, Kris Funn on upright and Corey Fonville on drums. Video courtesy of Arte expires May 26th. Enjoy!
Harlem tomorrow night for New Year's Eve has got a hot ticket with trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and his quintet performing live for two sets at Ginny's Supper Club. Scott's new quintet featuring the ever-present Kris Funn on bass, Matthew Stevens on guitar, Lawrence Fields on keys, Braxton Cook on saxophone, and Corey Fonville on drums are playing two sold out shows at what's certainly the party to be at when it's suddenly 2015, but if you couldn't swing the triple-digit ticket, or you so happen to live in the rest of the country and are anxious to hear what this new group sounds like, you can stream the 7:30pm EST set for $5. There'll be a three camera setup and details are pending about possibly keeping the stream after. Have a party before the party and get hip to where these guys are going. Big things are happening in 2015 with Christian Scott and you're not going to want to miss a moment of it.