On ‘Radio Times:’ Famed trumpter Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah: I hate the sound of the trumpet

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Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, a New Orleans native, Grammy nominated trumpeter and two-time Edison award winner, is giving jazz a new twist. He coins his style as Stretch Music.

Next month, Adjuah will release The Emancipation Procrastination, the third album of  The Centennial Trilogy — three full length albums that combine jazz roots, cultural perspective and political identity.

On Monday’s Radio Times, Adjuah told Marty Moss-Coane about his special line of trumpets designed to make a variety of unique sounds.  

“The main horn that I play is sort of like a tilted bell trumpet,” Adjuah explained. “When you look at it, the bell is high. When most people look at it, they say, ‘that looks like Dizzy Gillespie’s horn.”

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“I hate the sound of the trumpet,” Adjuah revealed. “Where I’m from, in elementary school there are 200 trumpet players.”

Listen to the full conversation on Radio Times.


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