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Between Tradition and Innovation

Marc Rosenfeld Antunes
Staff Writer
mra337 [at] nyu.edu / @mcrantunes

Christian Scott’s Yesterday You Said Tomorrow is one of those landmark albums that will be remembered in future generations as a cultural monument. This is so because it is a cultural monument in the literal sense of the term, summing up a cultural heritage. And it’s easy to be excited about his three new albums coming out in 2012. The run over the 28th and 29th of October the quintet performing at the Harlem Stage in New York City demonstrated once again Scott’s forward looking perspective on music which is still solidly and harmoniously grounded in tradition.

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Christian Scott Interviewed by UMass Student Action (Video)

Dean Curran and Christian Waterman
The Horizon
A UMass Student Action Publication

Christian Scott sat down for an interview with Dean Curran and Christian Waterman of The Horizon before his quintet played Harlem Stage on October 29th, 2011.

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Ninety Miles Project 2011 Atlanta Jazz Festival Video

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary [at] nextbop.com

Contributor Jared Bailey recently attended the 2011 Atlanta Jazz Festival. In case you missed it, his photoblog of the event can be found here. Jared also shot a video of the Ninety Miles Project, featuring Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, and Christian Scott (still trying to figure out who the other members of the band were...). The song is called "La Fiesta Va".

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Christian Scott Limited Edition T-Shirt Fundraiser

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary [at] nextbop.com

It took a lot longer than I expected to get this project off the ground, but I’m very proud to announce that our Christian Scott T-Shirt Fundraiser is officially underway. You can pre-order your Limited Edition T-Shirt as of now on the Ropeadope Store. All proceeds from the sale will serve as fundraising for Nextbop.com, at Christian's request.

I originally came up with this idea not only to raise money for our website (because let's face it, we're still not making anything and we're working really REALLY hard) but also to create a new source of revenue for jazz muscians (in order to combat the illegal downloading of their albums and also to diminish their dependency on touring). I wanted Nextbop and the artist chosen for the T-Shirt to share the profits from the sale 50/50.

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2011 Atlanta Jazz Festival Photoblog

Jared Bailey
Contributing Writer
jared_bailey09[at]yahoo.com / @Popular_Strangr

For the past few of days, I’ve been trying to figure out if I wanted to write a “review” of the Atlanta Jazz Festival or not. After deep contemplation, I realized that there aren’t really words to describe what took place there. All I can really tell you is that Sean Jones celebrated his birthday with an absolutely killing set; the Ninety Miles Project (of Stefon Harris, David Sanchez, and Christian Scott) closed the festival with their unofficial listening party, and Gerald Clayton, well, is Gerald Clayton (what more can I say?). I can’t talk about this year’s jazz festival without talking about the great young talent presented by local high school and community jazz bands. There was a middle school cat on tenor sax that could chop off a few heads already. Did I mention Christian McBride was featured with Baltimore’s own Warren Wolf’s group on electric bass?! Yeah, I know, you’re kicking yourself profusely right about now for not going. If I was on the other side of the computer, I’d kick you, too, but since I’m not, I’ll add insult to injury and give you guys a slight taste of what I was able to experience Memorial Day weekend. Maybe next year you’ll wise up.