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Adrian Younge e Ali Shaheed Muhammad : Jazz Is Dead

Read "Adrian Younge e Ali Shaheed Muhammad : Jazz Is Dead" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Hanno scelto un marchio provocatorio, Adrian Younge e Ali Shaheed Muhammad per l'etichetta discografica e la piattaforma di musica dal vivo che gestiscono a Los Angeles da alcuni anni. I due musicisti e produttori vengono dalla scena hip-hop: il primo ha lavorato con artisti di fama mondiale come Wu-Tang Clan, Souls of Mischief e ...

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Jazz Is Dead 16

Label: Jazz Is Dead
Released: 2023
Track listing: Genesis; Open Eye; Running With The Tribe; Fire In Detroit; Ursa Major; Metropolitan Blues; Black Census.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Silver Set, A Bit of Brubeck + Recent Releases

Read "A Silver Set, A Bit of Brubeck + Recent Releases" reviewed by David Brown


This week, a welcome adventure in music! Jazz is Dead, A bluesy Horace Silver set, a bit of Brubeck (pre-classic quartet) plus recent releases form Daniel Carter, Billy Drummond, Sasha Berliner, Walt Weiskopf, and more. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 00:30 Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge ...

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Article: Album Review

Henry Franklin: Jazz Is Dead 14

Read "Jazz Is Dead 14" reviewed by Chris May


Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad's Jazz Is Dead label is a moveable feast when it comes to consistency. In its fourteen albums date, there have been some great ones, some not so great ones and a couple of duds. With bassist Henry Franklin, however, the label has come up with a blinder, its most satisfying ...

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Article: Album Review

Katalyst: Jazz Is Dead 13

Read "Jazz Is Dead 13" reviewed by Chris May


Drab graphic design aside, the semiology of the Jazz Is Dead label promises good things. The name itself suggests music that is the opposite of dead--something vibrant, inventive, of its time--while the label's co-founders, producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, are active in the struggle for universal social justice. On top of that, Muhammad was ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

African Cookbook, A Vocal Tangent, A Dizzy Atmosphere

Read "African Cookbook, A Vocal Tangent, A Dizzy Atmosphere" reviewed by David Brown


This week, South African jazz artists to African sounds in jazz, a vocal tangent, and finally, a Dizzy atmosphere. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Epistrophy (Theme)" from Live At The It Club (Complete) (Columbia) 00:15 Somi “House of the Rising Sun" from Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) 01:50 Nduduzo Makhathini “Amathongo" from In ...

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Jazz Is Dead 8: Brian Jackson

Label: Jazz Is Dead
Released: 2021
Track listing: Under the Bridge; Mars Walk; Young Muhammad; Nancy Wilson; Baba Ibeji; Duality; Bain De Minuit; Ethiopian Sunshower.

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Article: Album Review

Brian Jackson: Jazz Is Dead 8: Brian Jackson

Read "Jazz Is Dead 8: Brian Jackson" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Jazz is Dead series of recordings is neither trying to bury or resurrect the genre. It largely exists on the periphery where “jazz" is either a prefix or suffix. The project, launched by musician-producers Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad in 2020, is prolific and elastic in its choice of artists and styles. Younge and ...

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Gary Bartz NTU Troop: Live In Bremen

Read "Live In Bremen" reviewed by Chris May


In the early 1970s there was fusion and there was NTU Troop. After paying his dues in bands led by Charles Mingus, Max Roach and Art Blakey, Bartz made a splash in 1969 with his sophomore album, Another Earth (Milestone), a genius blend of spiritual jazz, space jazz and down and dirty blues. On it, Bartz ...


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