"The 1911 lynching of the African American woman Laura Nelson, who was abducted from her jail cell, raped and, along with her son, lynched by a mob in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, is evocative of a story told many times over in the annals of America’s most shameful history. In this case, however, these component parts have merged into a single story that has resonated throughout the decades as a battle cry for the black woman in America, and for womanhood in general."
"Such is the way of the modern jazz master: fêted and lionized around the world by fans and aficionados, anonymous to everyone else."
A new feature for The FADER on jazz artist Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah. I’m incredibly excited about this work as I have listen to Christian’s music since high-school and watched him progress from a 16 year old Berkley freshman to the preeminent band leader of my generation. It’s been a highlight of my career to work with this truly talented mind, gracious host and friend.