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NEWS 31 Jul 2007

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Grammy Nominated Trumpeter Christian Scott Appears On Prince's New Album Planet Earth

Christian Appears on the Track “Somewhere Here on Earth”

“’Somewhere Here on Earth’ ranks up with the best of Prince’s ballads.  Accentuated by Christian Scott’s sexy, muted trumpet, the elegant ‘Somewhere Here on Earth’ casts of wistful splendor.” – BET

“’Somewhere Here on Earth’ seduces with a crackly jazz vibe.” – Amazon

“There’s a sense of patience rewarded, hearing the feathery tremolo guitars and female backing coos in ‘The one U Wanna C’ – a slice of pure pop cut from the same pie as ‘Raspberry Beret’ – or the return of his Delfonics falsetto on ‘Somewhere Here on Earth’ and ‘Future Baby Mama.’” – Entertainment Weekly

“More successful is ‘Somewhere Here on Earth,’ a slow jam with a muted trumpet up front as Prince rues the BlackBerry era: In this digital age/You could just page me/I know it’s the rage/But it just don’t engage me.” – SF Weekly 

New York, NY – Grammy nominated trumpeter Christian Scott makes an appearance on the critically acclaimed new album from Prince, Planet Earth, which was released on July 24, 2007.  Christian appears on the track “Somewhere Here on Earth” which has been a stand out in reviews from both the critics and fans.  Prince was first introduced to Christian’s music by talk show/radio host Tavis Smiley.  He quickly became a fan and contacted Christian. Shortly there after Christian was on a plane and in the studio with Prince recording music for what would be Planet Earth, as well as performing some of the new material live on stage with Prince at his venue in Las Vegas, 3121 in the Rio Hotel.

The appearance on Prince’s album comes just a month before Concord Records will release Christian’s sophomore album, Anthem.  Hitting stores on August 28, Anthem is a powerful collection of 12 tracks teeming with jazz, fusion, rock, neo-soul and hip-hop.  The tracks on the album give us a taste of Christian’s hometown, New Orleans, and the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, however it also reflects the many changes Scott has gone through since releasing his debut album, Rewind That.  Released on March 28, 2006, Rewind That received rave reviews from the press.  Billboard Magazine named him one of the “Top Ten to Watch in 2006.”  The LA Daily News raved, “The major-label debut from this jazz trumpeter has been generating no small amount of hype – and in this case, the accolades are deserved.  Rewind That is the real deal.”

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