SCOTT, CHRISTIAN

RULER REBEL (LONESTAR RECORDS)

SCOTT, CHRISTIAN - RULER REBEL 161629
Format:
1 LP
Release:
19.04.2024
Label:
LONESTAR RECORDS
Genre:
Jazz/Blues
Kat.-Nr.:
161629
Barcode:
4059251616290
Is this the future sound of black American jazz - an inclusive yet rhythmically complex groove based music that owes as a much to black urban culture - predominantly hip hop and trap music rhythms - as it does to jazz improv techniques and rhythms? It's certainly interesting that similar elements swim through the music of Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington, who along with Scott are currently big box office, pulling-in substantial new audiences for their music.

Ruler Rebel is the first album of a trilogy celebrating 100 years of recorded jazz, and will be followed by Diaspora and Emancipation Procrastination later.

At the heart of this music are polyrhythmic grooves that might come from jazz, New Orleans black Indian music, trap, Malian rhythm Kassa Soro and the interplay between an SPD drum machine and live drumming.

Largely featuring Scott's trumpet, the record introduces his articulate and frequently eloquent voice as the narrator of Ruler Rebel, much like the Persian Princess Scheherazade narrating her tales of the mysterious east to Sultan Shahriar over one thousand and one nights.

A key track is `Encryption', a summation of Scott's direction of travel on the album. Here the running rhythm is derived from the New Orleansian Afro-Indian culture married with Malian Kassa Soro.

This is in turn is layered with SPD-SX electronic drum machine and sampling machine played by Joe Dyson and Cory Fonsville that introduce rhythmic elements from trap and hip hop.

Sounds complex? Well it is, but it works. Other highlights include `New Orleansian Love Song' and `New Orleansian Love Song II' and a celebration of Afro-Indian culture on `The Coronation of K.

Atunde Adjuah'.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. RULER REBEL
  • 1.2. NEW ORLEANIAN LOVE SONG
  • 1.3. NEW ORLEANIAN LOVE SONG II
  • 1.4. PHASES
  • 1.5. RISE AGAIN
  • 1.6. ENCRYPTION
  • 1.7. THE CORONATION OF X. ATUNDE ADJUAH
  • 1.8. THE RECKONING