Jazz Is Dead 011
Jazz Is Dead has returned with another offering of top-shelf recordings, paying tribute to past legends and new school torchbearers alike. Whether you’ve known the names of Jazz Is Dead Series 2’s featured guests, or are just meeting them for the first time, prepare to be blown away.
Artist: Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
For Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, collaborating with music icons and personal heroes is a dream come true. As Younge notes, ���A lot of the luminaries have been forgotten, and��we want to get��people excited again. For me, there is nothing more rewarding than that.� However, completing such a monumental task while facing the ongoing unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic meant taking careful steps to ensure each artist�۪s safety and contending with obstacles brought by a global supply chain slowdown, all while keeping the initial vision for the label and production house intact. ���Due to the pandemic, we weren�۪t able to have live events�, says Muhammad. ���We launched the label during the pandemic, unsure how we would be able to promote the music when the world was in chaos and turmoil, and suffering such loss. We weren't even sure if the music mattered. But what we discovered was these albums helped ease some of the adversities and difficulties. There's no greater prize than your music having a positive impact on a person.�
With Jazz Is Dead Series 2, Younge and Muhammad have once again, together with a roster of world-renowned legends, crate digger patron saints, and an exciting vanguard of young talent, have delivered another unimpeachable collection of fresh and captivating recordings inspired by Jazz�۪s past, present, and future. There are names that some may already be familiar with, such as Lonnie Liston Smith, Jean Carne, and Tony Allen, and those less so, like Henry Franklin, Phil Ranelin, Wendell Harrison, Garrett Saracho, & Katalyst. What unites each new collaborator is their unbent dedication to remaining original, preserving their creativity and sharing it with the world..
Credit: Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Bandcamp
About the artist
Ali Shaheed Muhammad is an American hip hop DJ, record producer, and rapper, best known as a member of A Tribe Called Quest. Adrian Younge is an American composer, arranger and music producer based in the Los Angeles area.
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