Seb and I were in New York City last weekend to catch Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s Harlem Stage shows in support of his new album on Ropeadope, Stretch Music, among other experiences we had in the jazz mecca. It’s always a fun time hanging with this band and immersing ourselves in this music. While I personally work through my experiences of those four days in Manhattan to present it to you all, WBGO captured the group live at the Berklee College of Music for an episode of The Checkout Live. Check out the hour video of the band after the jump (and get ready for our account of the hang and other details some time next week).
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Trumpet, Reverse Flugel, Sirenette
Braxton Cook – Straight Alto, Alto
Lawrence Fields – Piano, Keys
Kris Funn – Bass
Corey Fonville – Drums #1
Joe Dyson – Drummer #2
Dominic Minix – Guitar
Warren Wolf – Vibes
Elena Pinderhughes – Flute & Additional Vocals
Stretch Music, the new album from trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is out now on Ropeadope Records.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.