Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah | photo courtesy of the artist
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns with collaborative album Ancestral Recall
Jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah just announced his new album, Ancestral Recall, which will be released on March 22 on Ropeadope Records. Adjuah is a critically-acclaimed jazz-fusion artist whose sound seeks to connect rather than separate jazz and non-jazz styles. His 2017 album, Emancipation Procrastination, is nominated for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. Adujah says his new album “continues his mission to unify people via their musical and cultural voices by tearing down the sonic and social constructs that separate them.” The album will redefine genre lines and explore a new, expansive sound world that encompasses everything from West African and Carribbean rhythms to trap music and alt-rock.
Ancestral Recall‘s title track was released today featuring contemporary poet, Saul Williams. Additional collaborators on the song include Elena Pinderhughes, Weedie Braimah, Logan Richardson, Mike Larry Draw, Chris Turner, and others. The track features percussion and a soaring trumpet. William’s poetry is a deep-dive exploration of identity politics. From this track, Ancestral Recall promises to be a powerful, evocative, and entirely innovative album that will combust all that we know about jazz-fusion today.