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The Critics Speak
Sending a big congratulations to Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah for landing the Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Award in the Composer category, and to Elena Pinderhughes as the Rising Star on the Flute. Of course we are big fans of Stretch Music 1, but we are especially pleased to see the critics embrace the evolution of the genre in such a way. Drop in here and see the list. Stay tuned for news of the next Christian Scott release, coming soon to a Ropeadope near you.
The nominees for the 2016 JAZZ FM Awards are out, and we are honored to learn that Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah is up for ALBUM OF THE YEAR and JAZZ INNOVATION OF THE YEAR. The The ceremony is scheduled for April 26 in London, and public voting has begun in three top categories. Get the main scoop right here at JAZZ FM, and drop in here to support Christian Scott with your vote.
Celebrating 2015 - Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
We met Christian Scott on a downtown NY street in wintertime, and sensed that he was a leader, a man with vision, and a human dedicated to the greater good. After a visit to this spot, it was decided that we would work together and the deal was done - though we had not even heard the music! Fast forward a few months and STRETCH MUSIC arrived in the inbox; within moments we realized that our trust in Christian and his creative spirit had brought us the highlight of our year. At the top of the list on NPR, Apple Music, and more, STRETCH MUSIC is here to bend your ears.
Christian Scott (9/18/15)
Christian Scott at Berklee
Christian Scott Speaks
Creativity, compassion, and courage are all present in Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah's appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert. Christian describes his personal encounter with police in the context of writing his composition KKPD, with all of the emotion and frustration that results from intimidation based on race. We applaud Christian for persistently bringing this issue to the national stage, and urge you to tune in and support. Check out the NPR piece right here, and support right over here.
Music Education Win
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has a vision for music students worldwide. Today marks the release of the Stretch Music APP, an interactive music album and player that gives the user complete control. Each audio channel is available, so you can mute, pan and fade any instrument to play along with the recording. The sheet music is included; our favorite feature is the loop button to repeat any part of the track as you practice. It's a sleek and focused way of doing what kids have been doing on the web, and it is bound to boost the next generation of musicians in a big way. Drop in right here and get it.
This week is the biggest over here at the fake office, as we cue up Christian Scott's soon to be historically important release - Stretch Music. The record features Elena Pinderhughes, a talent so strong her name is part of the title, and Christian's ensemble of rising stars - Braxton Cook, Corey Fonville, Corey King, Cliff Hines, Lawrence Fields, Kris Funn, and Joe Dyson Jr. Prepare to let go of definitions and revel in the open nature of jazz, and dig in right here for to preview and preorder this amazing new record.
Sunrise In Beijing
The first track on the new record from Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Sunrise In Beijing features the Pan African Drum Kit, created by Christian and drummer Joe Dyson. Take a quick listen right here and join the incredibly inventive world of Christian Scott. Stretch Music (Introducing Elena Pinderhughes) is available fior preorder today and climbing the charts at itunes. Join us.