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  • As the final chapter in the initial run of Jazz Is Dead releases, Remixes JID010 continues the creative catharsis of an exhilarating new chapter in jazz music Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad tapped nine iconic creators to reimagine their personal favorites from Jazz Is Dead’s catalogue to-date, who created striking new...
  • The fourth release from Jazz Is Dead records features Azymuth, one of the bands in Brazilian history, redefining Popular Brazilian Music Having released almost 20 albums in their career, Azymuth proves to be a consistent source for an innovative mix of jazz, pop, MPB, and electronic music Composed and produced by Adrian Younge...
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    It feels like, every week something special is recorded in our Linear Labs recording studio, here in Los Angeles But this right here This right here is special Over the last year Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been making music with the masters Composing and producing brand new albums with their heroes This is our...
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    In February 2018, Roy Ayers performed four sold out shows in Los Angeles as part of the Jazz Is Dead Black History Month series It wasn’t until 2020 that fans of Ayers discovered that in addition to those shows, the legendary vibraphone player had also recorded an entire album of new material with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed...
  • This 2LP collection presents exclusive instrumental versions of songs originally released on the Jazz Is Dead albums: Roy Ayers JID002, Marcos Valle JID003, Gary Bartz JID006 and João Donato JID007 "Instrumentals...
  • Brian Jackson JID008 is the first full album released by the great man in 20 years and it's a testament to his multifaceted talents that while there are moments throughout that hint at his game-changing history and track record, for the most part it reveals a musician whose considerable lessons learned from the past only serve to...
  • Joao Donato brings his flavour, now near synonymous with his name, to a new album in the Jazz Is Dead series with Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Joāo Donato JID007 On the first day of recording, João Donato was so flattered that to learn Younge and Muhammad had crafted some tunes for him to grace that on the second...
  • The American Negro is an unapologetic critique, detailing the systemic and malevolent psychology that afflicts people of color  This project dissects the chemistry behind blind racism, using music as the medium to restore dignity and self-worth to my people  It should be evident that any examination of black music is an...
  • Jazz is a conversation—an exchange of ideas between players, as well as between band and audience Aside from pointing out, via the title’s wry joke, that the genre is very much alive, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge’s Jazz is Dead series has also revealed that jazz is a vital dialogue spanning generations and genres,...
  • Jazz Is Dead falls deeper down the rabbit hole of unsung greats with the fifth release of this on-going series Helmed as always by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, the tragically overlooked hero of Jazz Is Dead 005 is Doug Carn, who first rose to prominence in the 1970s, pioneering fusion and funk as he went Known primarily...
  • Marcos Valle’s career started with the end of bossa nova A lifelong surfer of swells, he expertly rode out the final wave of the waning international fad, landing in the US for a short stay before returning to Brazil to continue his career A proud Carioca (Rio de Janeiro resident), Valle couldn’t stay away from his beloved...

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