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Makaya McCraven splices a jazz session into a hypnotic stunner on “Black Lion”

An all-star team of jazz musicians edited into breaks and loops, with hypnotic results.

DJ Amir Abdullah interview

A conversation with DJ Amir Abdullah about newly unearthed Charles Mingus recordings

Ahead of the release of a rare Mingus recording, Abdullah discusses the jazz legend’s legacy and the discovery of the tapes.

Tangents New Bodies review

Tangents : New Bodies

The Australian electronic fusion band carries an exploratory looseness that makes their latest so exciting.

best albums of 2018 John Coltrane

John Coltrane : Both Directions At Once—The Lost Album

A newly unearthed session from 1963 finds Coltrane’s quartet in top form.

Kamasi Washington Heaven and Earth review Album of the Week

Album of the Week: Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth

On his second sprawling set of music, Washington balances warmth and ambition, concept and soul.

Kamasi Washington Street Fighter Mas video

Kamasi Washington shares video for “Street Fighter Mas”

Watch Kamasi take on a challenger in the new clip.

Young Mothers premiere

Premiere: Young Mothers create a buzzing punk-hip-hop sound on “Morose”

Hear a distorted, intense new track from the collective’s new album.

John Coltrane lost album Both Directions at Once

Lost John Coltrane album to see release after 55 years

Both Directions At Once due for release on June 29.

Kamasi Washington new album Heaven and Earth

Kamasi Washington shares video-game-inspired “Street Fighter Mas”

Hear another new jam from the upcoming Heaven and Earth.

Kamaal Williams The Return review

Kamaal Williams : The Return

A funky, loose follow-up to Yussef Kamaal’s sole jazz-funk offering.

Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids An Angel Fell review

Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids : An Angel Fell

A contemporary update from a jazz legend that feels like a broadcast from the cosmos.

Tangents new track

Tangents share atmospheric new track “Lake George”

Hear an atmospheric, grooving new track from the Australian group’s upcoming album.

Kamaal Williams new album The Return

Kamaal Williams shares funky new track “High Roller”

Hear a funky new jam from the former Yussef Kamaal artist.

Sons of Kemet tour

Sons of Kemet announce North American tour dates

The London jazz ensemble is making its way around the country.

Cecil Taylor

R.I.P. jazz innovator Cecil Taylor

The musical icon radically changed how we hear jazz piano.

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Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile

An iconoclastic and celebratory Afro-Carribean jazz album that blows back against white supremacy.

Thundercat Drank review

Thundercat : Drank

The bass maestro is given a chopped-not-slopped treatment.