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Song of the Day: Gary Bartz – Day By Day

Gary Bartz shares his third single Day By Day recorded with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad as a part of Jazz Is Dead series. Gary Bartz over the last six decades plays bebop, hard bop, free jazz, spiritual jazz, soul jazz, jazz-funk, fusion and acid jazz, every time leaving his own mark. Wherever it was his early work with Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner in Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop, to work with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, a stint in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, or playing in Miles Davis group. There's his groundbreaking and highly influential Ntu Troop albums of the early ‘70s and his jazz-funk work including two classic albums with the Mizell Brothers. 

The first of these records The Shadow Do supply A Tribe Called Quest with a sample for their 1991 song Butter. And while on the subject of samples, the Bartz catalog has provided hip-hop and other genres with a rich source of them, and artists who have gone to his well when producing beats also include Black Sheep, Jurassic 5, Warren G, Photek, Statik Selektah, Young Disciples, and many others. The music world made a circle when A Tribe Called Quest's hip-hop producer invited a living jazz legend and his inspiration to make an album together. The effect of this session will come out 2nd of April 2021 via Ali Shaheed Muhammad's co-owned Jazz Is Dead label.




Listen to Gary Bartz with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad new song Day By Day from his forthcoming album Jazz Is Dead 6:


Day By Day brings Bartz full circle by placing him in a more modern context which he contributed to creating in the first place. It takes certain sonic cues from Muhammad's old group, A Tribe Called Quest, while also calling to mind neo-soul a little bit. But the icing on the cake is the unexpected and gorgeous vocal chorus which is like the sun coming out and which once again harks back to an element familiar to Mizell fans.

Adrian Younge says: “Working with Gary Bartz epitomizes the ethos behind Jazz Is Dead. He’s a luminary that has contributed so much to music culture, for decades.  His musical ability is expanding with age and we’re honored to be a part of his world.”

Listen to Gary Bartz with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad new song Day By Day from his forthcoming album Jazz Is Dead 6:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:


Don't Problem - CD's Lament

R+R=NOW How Much A Dollar A Cost

Durand Jones & The Indications feat Y La Bamba - Cruisin' To The Park

Timo Lassy & Teppo Mäkynen Calling James

Frederic Robinson & Richard Spaven Muscle Memory

Jerk Bridge

Telemakus - Sunray Junonia

Azmari - Samā'ī

Adrian Younge Revolutionize

Pino Palladino, Blake Mills - Just Wrong

Dominique Fils-Aimé - You Left Me

Jon Batiste - CRY

Gianni Brezzo - Flower Rain

Bear Garden - New Kid

Sinitus Tempo - Above the Clouds

Olivier St.Louis - M.O.T.H. (Matters Of The Heartless)

Adeline - Mystic Lover

Arthur Hnatek Trio - Static

Vipertime - Limbs

Yoni Mayraz, Itamar Borochov - The Rat

Marcus Joseph - Beyond The Dome

Soul Supreme - Huit Octobre 1971 / Raid

Nubiyan Twist, CHERISE - Flow

El Michels Affair - Ala Vida

Polyrhythmics, Lucky Brown - I Believe In Love

Night Owls, Chris Dowd - Gimme Little Sign

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