24th of June 2016
Finally out on Vinyl:

limited edition of 500 copies on clear red wax!

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Side A
Side B
Sunrise in Beijing
Liberation over Gangsterism
Of a New Cool
West of the West
The Last Chieftain


Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, scion of New Orleans’ “First Family of Art and Culture,” nephew of Donald Harrison, Jr. and grandson of the legendary Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. (d. 1998) and New Orleans Legend Award recipient, Herreast J. Harrison. He is the identical twin brother of lauded writer/director Kiel Adrian Scott, a Spike Lee protégé. The progenitor of “Stretch Music” and the courageous designer of innovative new brass instruments, Christian is also leading the technological advance with the first interactive Stretch Music app offering for this generation of young improvisers.

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, via his Stretch Music label, joins the Ropeadope family of artists as a leader, a man who represents the spirit of music as a social force for change and discourse as well as an innovator of a new compositional/improvisational style and technique. His credits speak of a man who, musically, belongs to all tribes and no tribe at the same time. Christian embodies the spirit of Sankofa, which references the past while moving forward. His Ropeadope debut, Stretch Music, introduces twenty year-old phenom flautist, Elena Pinderhughes. Christian along with Elena and a cast of stellar musicians, represents that Sankofa spirit and challenges the world to join in - to stretch.

“It’s about expanding oneself to see all as valid. You have to be able to stretch yourself to Stretch Music. It’s the sound of the complete reevaluation of the way we communicate and relate.”
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Born in 1983 in New Orleans, Christian began his musical tutelage with his uncle, legendary sax man and jazz innovator Donald Harrison Jr. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Christian received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and earned a degree within 30 months. He has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and two live albums. Christian is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the forecasting cell and for his use of an unvoiced tone in his playing that emphasizes breath over vibration at the mouthpiece. This technique is widely referred to as the “whisper technique.” Christian is also recognized as one of the progenitors of “Stretch Music,” a genre blind musical form that stretches the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many musical forms, languages, and cultures as possible.

Stretch Music features a cast of this generations most daring conceptualists. The group was formed to eradicate all arguments that inhibit creative and progressive expression: to musically show that all forms belong together, as all people do. The recording features four new instruments designed exclusively for the group. They include three horns designed by Christian and Adams Instruments (The Siren, Sirenette and Reverse Flugel Horn) and the Pan African Drum Kit, created by Christian and drummer, Joe Dyson. These are joined by traditional and electronic instrumentation. Together, they create a sinuous sonic scape that actualizes the vision Stretch Music.

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