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In January, Mucca Pazza set a Tiny Desk record by fitting 23 members onstage.
December 30, 2015 This year, NPR Music published 84 sessions from behind Bob Boilen's desk. From a 23-piece band to a lone guitarist to a massive dance party, here are 15 highlights.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.
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September 21, 2015 The trumpeter brings the biggest and boldest iteration of his genre-agnostic "stretch music" concept back to his old school in Boston. Watch his new band perform live.
Christian Scott (left, playing himself) and Rob Brown (playing Delmond Lambreaux) perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in the program Treme.
July 25, 2012 Fans of the trumpeter and bandleader may know that he has appeared in a few movies. But when it comes to the HBO program about his hometown, the lines between real life and acting begin to blur — especially when it comes to his new album.
Christian Scott's new record, Christian aTunde Adjuah, comes out July 31.
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July 22, 2012 The trumpeter and composer has created a double album that extends his jazz inheritance as it acknowledges the past — from Africa through New Orleans and New York — that has made him who he is today.
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November 17, 2011 The modern jazz star returns to his alma mater, band in tow, for a live concert webcast.
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Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott's collaborative album, Ninety Miles, comes out June 21.
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June 12, 2011 On their first collaborative album, the three jazz musicians follow in the footsteps of Nat King Cole, Tito Puente and other American artists who've traveled to Havana and immersed themselves in Cuban clave rhythms.
For Your Sorrows: Big Boi's label balked at releasing his album, so he leaked tracks via his own Twitter feed.
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December 29, 2010 Hearing a song before its release used to be thrilling. This year it was all part of the plan.
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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Sufjan Stevens, Sleigh Bells, Mavis Staples and more artists from S to Z.
Christian Scott in NPR's Studio 4B.
April 8, 2010 The jazz trumpeter chats about and performs songs from his album Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. He tells guest host Audie Cornish about how he developed his signature breathy sound, and his education in jazz which came from his family, formal schooling, and the clubs in his hometown of New Orleans.
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September 28, 2009 How would you introduce someone to the jazz of today? We asked young jazz fans — none older than 24 — who run promising jazz Web sites to write about their five-album introductions to modern jazz. Here are highlights from our guest contributors.
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