Sarah Elizabeth Charles and her band SCOPE are preparing to release their third album, “Free of Form”, on October 6th, 2017 on the partnered Stretch Music/Ropeadope Label. This project includes veteran band members Jesse Elder (keys), Burniss Earl Travis II (bass), John Davis (drums) along with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (special guest on trumpet and co-producer with Charles). On "Free of Form", Charles’ lyrical content takes on an even bolder identity than her previous projects as she provides lyrically melodic touchstones for issues surrounding mass incarceration, political ideology, social media, police brutality, addiction, war and historical context. SCOPE's sonic space is conceptually concise and adventurous. At the same time, it retains colors of jazz, soul, indie rock, R&B and electronic experimentation. This all exists within an improvisational context that the bandmates have been cultivating together for over seven years. The familiarity is key and the space that each band member gives the other is essential to the possibilities of the listener's landscape. This is by far the most universal and unique of Charles’ works yet.
Sarah Elizabeth Charles (Vocals)
Daniel Dor (Drums)
Jordan Peters (Guitar)
Antoine Katz (Bass)