Black and white vinyl version now available – Born in 1983 in New Orleans, Christian began his musical tutelage with his uncle, legendary sax man and jazz innovator Donald Harrison Jr. A graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), Christian received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and earned a degree within 30 months. He has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and two live albums. Christian is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the forecasting cell and for his use of an unvoiced tone in his playing that emphasizes breath over vibration at the mouthpiece. This technique is widely referred to as the “whisper technique.”
Christian is also recognized as one of the progenitors of “Stretch Music,” a genre blind musical form that stretches the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions to encompass as many musical forms, languages, and cultures as possible. Stretch Music features a cast of this generations most daring conceptualists. The group was formed to eradicate all arguments that inhibit creative and progressive expression: to musically show that all forms belong together, as all people do. The recording features four new instruments designed exclusively for the group. They include three horns designed by Christian and Adams Instruments (The Siren, Sirenette and Reverse Flugel Horn) and the Pan African Drum Kit, created by Christian and drummer, Joe Dyson. These are joined by traditional and electronic instrumentation. Together, they create a sinuous sonic scape that actualizes the vision Stretch.
FORMAT: Very limited repress on black & white vinyl.
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