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Christian Scott - 'Christian aTunde Adjuah' (EPK)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

It's easy to describe Christian Scott as being deep. There's always an intricate meaning behind his work, song and album alike, over the years and he seems to get deeper as time goes by. In the two years since his quintet album, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, he's only burrowed further to see how deep he can go. Thus with his upcoming double album for Concord Jazz, Christian aTunde Adjuah, Scott delves into the completion of his name, New Orleans culture-- new and old, social justice, and all the weighty issues of the day that still involve the heavy grooving and hot fire that Scott on trumpet, Matt Stevens on guitar, Kris Funn on bass, Lawrence Fields on piano, and Jamire Williams on drums are known to bring.

Also guesting on the album are Kenneth Whalum III on tenor saxophone, Louis Fouche III on alto saxophone, and Corey King on trombone as if the core quintet wasn't awesome enough. This is sure to be a highlight album of 2012 so be on the lookout for it July 31.