PODCAST: Christian Scott
Edison Prize-winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Christian Scott is widely considered to be one of the leading jazz artists of his generation. Raised in New Orleans, Scott toured from his early teens in his uncle Donald Harrison Jr.'s band. After graduation from Berklee in 2004, where he completed two degrees in just two years, Scott signed with Concord Records. His first effort for the label, Rewind That, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Three subsequent releases have each garnered critical acclaim, including 2010's Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, recorded at the legendary Van Gelder Studio.
Scott is the first of several Berklee alumni who will play in a new radio performance series, The Checkout – Live at Berklee, a collaboration between the college, WBGO-FM, and NPR. Scott will kick off the series with a November concert, followed in December by saxophonist Seamus Blake '93.
This Sounds of Berklee podcast previews the Christian Scott concert with "Jenacide," from his 2010 disc, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow.