After entering the festival arena in recent years, Adult Swim continues to wade into the music world with a new compilation of music from premier contemporary jazz artists released on Wednesday.
New Jazz Century, the streaming-only, 15-track digital compilation, was curated by Adult Swim writer and producer Luke Rhodes and includes recordings from some of the top inspiring jazz musicians of today. Artists featured on the album include Makaya McCraven, Colin Stetson, Sons of Kemet, Angel Bat Dawid, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Matana Roberts, to name a few.
A statement on the release shared by Rhodes reads,
Jazz is an influence that’s always been in the background of the sorts of music we play on Adult Swim. But we’ve only recently started bringing that influence into the foreground. A compilation seemed like an opportunity to bring jazz more into the spotlight, as well as to introduce our audience to some modern currents in the jazz scene. We tried to narrow it down to a group that showed how much diversity is in the genre today, both in terms of who is playing jazz and what they’re doing with the form.
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New Jazz Century
Speaking of Adult Swim, fans can tune in to the popular television network on Saturday, October 10th at midnight to watch Run The Jewels will perform their new record, Run The Jewels 4, in its entirety for the first time.