Trumpeter and composer Christian Scott returns with Ruler Rebel, the follow-up to his stunning 2015 LP Stretch Music, at the end of the month. Ruler Rebel is the first in a three-album series collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy.
“The 3 album series is a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences. Slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, Food Insecurity, Xenophobia, Immigration, Climate Change, Sexual Orientation, Gender Equality, Fascism and the return of the Demagogue.”
Continuing with his signature jazz savvy “stretch” music sound Scott experiments with an array of styles taking in trap, West African and New Orleanian Afro-Native American sounds. Listen to the lead track “The Reckoning” below.