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☛ NEXT Collective's "Cover Art" Delivers the Next Generation of Modern Musicians!




Not often—maybe every quarter century—a new generation of musicians gets to the scene and rapidly develops a collective musical identity of its own. So it was in the jazz of the late '60s and into the '70s when a group of newcomers helped bring the funk and R&B grooves. We saw it again in the early '90s, when a loose-limbed hybrid of jazz and hip-hop became the hippest flavor of the day, a crew of jazzmen working closely with deejays and rappers. As one looks further back in the tradition, other generational examples pop up, almost like clockwork.

Yet, it's never some carefully worked-out plan that ushers in the new breed. It simply happens—and it's happening again now. The right people together at the right time, with a marked sound of their own: a sound best described as flowing with the improvisatory rush of modern jazz, all the while reflecting many of today's most expressive popular styles— electronica and hip-hop; ambient and alternative rock as well as embracing uptempo or slow and moody, there's a distinct undercurrent of funk.

A Dutch music festival coined the term "New Urban Jazz" just this past summer. The leading lights making up this new wave include saxophonists Logan Richardson and Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, keyboardists Gerald Clayton and Kris Bowers, bassist Ben Williams, drummer Jamire Williams and special guest trumpeter Christian Scott (aka Christian aTunde Adjuah).

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1st Look - Trumpeter Christian Scott's New Project "Christian aTunde Adjuah"! (Video)

OOOoOo - this is exciting news! I became friends with Christian about 3 years ago and have been schooled on a lot of jazz and New Orleans history by him. He is delightful to hang around with, always curious and never settles for the status quo.

The new project entitled Christian a Tunde Adjuah is going to be a two disc set. It's going to be such a treat for everyone that has embraced Christian Scott and his vision.

The EPK (Electronic Press Kit) below was released earlier today by Concord Jazz on their YouTube Channel.


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