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Moor Mother - Jazz Codes CD/LP

Moor Mother - Jazz Codes CD/LP

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"Jazz Codes" is Moor Mother's second and latest album for Anti- and a companion to her celebrated 2021 release "Black Encyclopedia of the Air".

"Jazz Codes" uses free jazz as a starting point but the collection continues the recent turn in Moor Mother's multifaceted catalogue toward more melody, more singing voices, more choruses, more complexity. In its warm, densely layered course through jazz, blues, soul, hip- hop, and other Black classical traditions, "Jazz Codes" sets the ear blissfully adrift and unhitches the mind from habit. Through her work, Ayewa illuminates the principles of her multidisciplinary collaborative practice Black Quantum Futurism, a theoretical framework for perceiving and adjusting reality through art, writing, music and performance, informed by historical Black ontologies.

The songwriter, composer, vocalist, poet and educator Camae Ayewa spent years organizing and performing in Philadelphia's underground music community before moving to Los Angeles to teach composition at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music.

She released her debut album as Moor Mother, "Fetish Bones", in 2016, and has since put out an abundance of acclaimed music, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other musicians who share her drive to dig up the untold.

Tracklist:

1. Umzansi
2. April 7th
3. Golden Lady
4. Joe McPhee Nation Time Intro
5. Ode to Mary
6. Woody Shaw
7. Meditation Rag
8. So Sweet Amina
9. Dust Together
10. Rap Jasm
11. Blues Away
12. Blame
13. Arms Save
14. Real Trill Hours
15. Evening
16. Barely Woke
17. Noise Jism
18. Thomas Stanley Jazz Codes

About this product: this release is available on CD and LP formats.

The LP is the Indie Stores Exclusive pressing on yellow galaxy vinyl.