Known for her incredible vocal acrobatics that spans from Spiritual Jazz to Disco and R&B, Jean Carne dazzled those in attendance for her session. As Muhammad puts it, Jean Carne walked through the door, and her grace and positive spirit filled more than a room. It was a playland, there were no challenges.
In the music industry, time moves ten times faster. There is no pause given to greatness, and legends can vanish amidst the churn of the hit parade. It is no minor miracle, then, that in the face of a deadly pandemic and faltering supply chain, 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.
Listen to Jean Carne, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad's new single Come as You Are, from the Jazz Is Dead's new compilation album Jazz Is Dead 011:
For both Younge and Muhammad, preserving and sharing these legacies remains at the core of their mission. We do this work with reverence, for the people who came before us, that’s our intent, says Muhammad. In an era of streaming and rapid devaluation of music, and with the lingering uncertainty of running a new independent label in the time of COVID, Jazz Is Dead continues with Series 2.
Watch below a video to Jean Carne, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad new single Come as You Are, from the Jazz Is Dead's new compilation album Jazz Is Dead 011:
Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:
Jean Carn, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad - Come as You Are
Dan Berkson - Blues for Bristol
Ken Hoon, Benedict Wood - brother, merv
Lucas Figueiredo Santana - Inquietude
Brandee Younger - Unrest II
Myele Manzanza - Two Chords & the Truth - Soho Radio Vinyl Sessions
Binker and Moses, Max Luthert - After The Machine Settles
Kokoroko - Something's Going On
Wesley Bright, Leroi Conroy - Come Right Back (pt. 1)
Shirley Davis, Silverbacks - Stay Firm
Say She She, Piya Malik - Forget Me Not
Kendra Morris - Nine Lives
Joe Tatton Trio, The Haggis Horns - Just Don't Stop