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Christian Scott: Brave New World

Christian Scott

“We’re trying to bring the music to the masses,” says trumpeter Christian Scott, seated in a quiet Greenwich Village café, wearing a Lakers jersey and radiating positive energy. “All the guys in the band had a concept of my music and my band being the kind of group that could cross a lot of boundaries. But it was shocking to see that come to fruition.”

In 2006, Billboard named Scott one of its “Top Ten to Watch in 2006,” ran his picture on the cover and called his major-label outing, Rewind That, “arguably the most remarkable debut the genre has seen in the last decade.” The disc, a hard-hitting mix of jazz and rock, went on to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz album.

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