The young virtuoso continues to tread new ground in the jazz world, trailblazing a path that clears the way for others to follow. The March 22 release of his new album, Ancestral Recall, will be hotly anticipated.

Ancestral Recall will be released via the Ropeadope and Stretch Music labels on March 22, 2019. For those in the know, this represents the next step on a path of forward-looking, genre-blind jazz that the New Orleans trumpeter, composer and producer proudly dubs stretch music.

Scott’s approach has garnered him considerable support, veering beyond the traditional parameters of jazz listenership into new territories, vernaculars and forms. On the back of his attention-grabbing The Centennial Trilogy, a three-album series that both recalled and refracted memories of the first ever jazz recordings, Scott is continuing to examine how music can act as a transcendental force, tearing down social, political and cultural barriers. 

This is active music, with clear objectives – and it is a sense that can be inferred in the name: Ancestral Recall. Scott excavates multiple histories by using rhythm, harmony and cross-cultural synergy to decolonize the cultural soundscape, laying the seedlings of a “new folkloric tradition” in its wake.

The Grammy-nominated artist has no interest in singular narrative forms, wielding his dexterity to express diverse and inclusive values. For the album’s first single, Scott joins forces with the Poet Laureate of Hip Hop Saul Williams. Listen here:

1. Her Arrival
2. I Own the Night (feat. Saul Williams)
3. The Shared Stories of Rivals [KEITA] (feat. Saul Williams)
4. Forevergirl (feat. Chris Turner & Mike Larry Draw)
5. Diviner [Devan]
6. Overcomer
7. Songs She Never Heard (feat. Logan Richardson)
8. Ritual [Rise of Chief Adjuah]
9. Prophesy
10. Before (feat. Elena Pinderhughes)
11. Double Consciousness
12. Ancestral Recall (feat. Saul Williams)

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Ancestral Recall (Ropeadope)
US Tour Dates:
Feb 5-8: New York, NY – Blue Note
Feb 14: Amherst, MA – UMass Amherst
Feb 15: Chapel Hill, NC – UNC Chapel Hill Memorial Hall
Feb 19: Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
Feb 21: Oakland, CA – The New Parish
Feb 22: Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub
Feb 23: Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

Keep abreast about the Qwest

Sign up below to the Qwest TV newsletter for the latest Qwest TV news and special discounts!

* indicates required
Language(s) *

Check out some previous newsletters

Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée | With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union