JazzTimes - p.79
"REWIND THAT shows him to be a striking trumpeter -- the breathy tone he often uses, so tenuous it can resemble a flute, stands out in an ensemble, and he shows a natural knack for phrasing, whether playing quietly or brassily."
Personnel: Christian Scott (trumpet); Christian Scott ; Donald Harrison (alto saxophone); Walter Smith III (tenor saxophone); Zaccai Curtis (Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); Luques Curtis (acoustic bass); Matt Stevens (guitar); Thomas Pridgen (drums).
Audio Mixer: Ron Davis.
Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (02/09/2005-02/11/2005).
The young New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott combines jazz and hip-hop to smoothly sophisticated effect on this sophomore, Grammy-nominated 2006 set. His accomplished solos are underpinned by a supple, sympathetic band that conveys late-1960s Miles Davis in its determinedly after-hours feel. The smooth jazz tendencies hinted at on "So What" are undercut by the spare colorations of the title track and the tense undertones of "Suicide," while on "Paradise Found," Scott and ensemble show that they're also capable of a finely understated lyricism.