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.”
“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.