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Christian Scott

With Jez Nelson. New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott unveils his latest project, Stretch Music, at the London Jazz Festival.

New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott unveils his latest project, Stretch Music, recorded at the EFG London Jazz Festival back in November.

In Scott's own words, Stretch Music is an attempt to "stretch jazz's rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many musical forms/languages/cultures as we can". In this high energy gig he achieved just that, bending it into shapes as bold as his trademark customised trumpets; referencing hip hop, blues, rock and electronic dance music; and showcasing a precocious young band, featuring rising-star flautist Elena Pinderhughes.
With Jez Nelson.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Introducing track

    • Hansu-Tori

      South Western

  • Christian Scott in concert at Rich Mix, London on 16 November 2015

    • Christian Scott

      The Last Chieftain

      Composer: Christian Scott

    • Christian Scott

      West Of The West

      Composer: Christian Scott

  • Christian Scott MP3 Shuffle

    • Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai

      Holy Dread!

      • #1Epic EP.
      • LC / Empire.
    • DRAM

      Cha Cha

      • #1Epic EP.
      • LC / Empire.
    • Oliver Nelson Sexet

      Screamin' The Blues (feat. Eric Dolphy & Richard Williams)

      • Screamin' The Blues.
      • Prestige.
    • Cyndi Lauper

      Time After Time

      • She's So Unusual.
      • Portrait.
    • Ismael Rivera y Sus Cachimbos

      Gulliver

      • Controversia.
      • Fania.
  • Christian Scott in concert at Rich Mix, London on 16 November 2015

    • Christian Scott

      Kyle

      Composer: Christian Scott

    • Christian Scott

      Sunrise In Beijing

      Composer: Christian Scott

    • Christian Scott

      TWIN

      Composer: Christian Scott

    • Christian Scott

      Shallow Water Oh Mama

      Composer: Christian Scott

Line up:

Christian Scott (trumpet); Elena Pinderhughes (flute); Braxton Cook (alto sax); Lawrence Fields (keys); Dominic Minix (guitar); Kris Funn (double bass); Corey FonvilleĀ (drums) Joe Dyson (drums)

Broadcast

Jazz Now

Jazz Now

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