Out Now: “Katalyst JID013,” Newest Volume of Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Jazz Is Dead

Out Now: “Katalyst JID013,” Newest Volume of Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Jazz Is Dead

“Katalyst JID013” is the 13th volume of Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge’s Jazz Is Dead series. Brooklyn-born rapper, DJ and producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest fame co-launched the project in 2020.

One review describes the album thusly: “Drawing from its roots in free jazz, postbop, twinkly R&B, holy-rolling gospel, and hip-hop, with Younge and Muhammad providing atmospheric magic at the production helm, Katalyst shuffles peacefully and pastorally on tracks such as “The Avenues” — steered with a War-like cacophony courtesy of David Otis’ snake-charming tenor sax and Ahmad DuBose’s percussion — and ‘Daybreak.’”

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