Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christian Scott fuses the past and present with Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow--- Jazz on Tuesdays

If we had not been on vacation, then Margaret would have just gotten the news that her job was no longer, so instead we were in DC going through jazz CD's and calling it souvenirs.

"Christian Scott, I know that name from Twitter." I added it to our pile.

Now I am listening to Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow (for the 5th time) which was recorded by one talented trumpet player.


I am once again teaching English for the summer session and there I go with Latin roots again. The other week we discussed what has emerged from the Latin word to pour/blend... refuse, defuse, confuse, circumfuse.... and of course fusion... which led to my students hearing my memories of the fusion of rock and jazz that took place back in the day.


One of my many friends named Dave asks me, what jazz CD's would you recommend...?

I walked over to the pile I had at work and handed him three, one was Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet , which was engineered by Rudy Van Gelder in 1956.


Christian Scott was born in 1983 when I was in college. For Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow, he wanted to capture the sound from those classic Davis recordings, so he brought in Gelder to engineer the project. Listen to hear the fusion of a modern jazz composer with the sound from the past.

where does the title come from... it is a great story check it out at his bio at his website


  1. Great post Wayne! Glad you are digging Mr. Scott. I think he has one of the brightest futures among the new generation of jazz trumpet players.

  2. Curt, thanks for the comment. Did he make your best of 2009? maybe that is how I first heard of him.


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