Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (Stream)

Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been working on more new music together, following on from the success of their Midnight Hour collaborations over the last couple of years. Jazz Is Dead 001 is the first in a series of albums that the duo have been working on over the last year. Enlisting the talents of many other great musicians, they have created what looks set to be one of the most promising series of releases in some time, if this first session is anything to go by. Featuring support from the likes of Roy Ayers, Doug Carn and Marcos Valle, the album is a heady trip through jazz’s many areas of influence. You can hear the joys for yourself below and there are downloads, plus a whole bunch of merch bundles, available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Jazz Is Dead 001 (Stream)”

Black Thought x Adrian Younge: Noir

New Black Thought bars to digest, as the Roots MC lets rip over some luxuriously jazzy production from Adrian Younge. Younge explains that his work is a “reminder of how music can lay the groundwork for self-expression and cultural awareness”, while urging us to “embrace Black History Month and take the time to realize how black music has shaped the cultural narrative of America”. The link to stream Noir is below. Continue reading “Black Thought x Adrian Younge: Noir”