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Christian Scott

Young Gun

Christian Scott Four minutes into the opening track of his new album, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, Christian Scott works a solo up to fever pitch, blaring out an aggressive high note on his trumpet — when suddenly, off-mic, he lets out a long, loud bellow.

As it turns out, the 27-year-old rising star of jazz was yelling because his lip had just split apart. “There was blood in the mouthpiece. It hurt like hell,” he recalls. Nonetheless, just a few seconds later, he reached back up to the same note.  Clearly, Scott isn’t one to take the easy route.

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