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The ‘Label Love’ Series Shows Its Love For Jazz


Jazz is often forgotten in discussions about popular music. Once the sound of young America, it has now become the music of choice for those with a more sophisticated (read: older) musical palate. But that doesn't mean that jazz can't be young, fresh and even new once again. The fifth (yes, fifth!) installment of the popular Label Love series sets out to prove just that. Taking songs from artists spanning labels like Tru Thoughts Recordings, Impossible Ark Records, Revive Music Group and Basho Records, the 15-track compilation proves to be a veritable smorgasbord for jazz aficionados. Running the gamut from traditional and vocal to modern and experimental, the compilation also brings along some familiar faces along with for the ride: LaBelle's Nona Hendryx turns up on Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnics' track "It's Time" and the ever progressive Nostalgia 77 turns up with "The Taxidermist." But the best part about the Label Love series is not just hearing names that you know, but discovering the ones that you don't recognize. Keeping in line with the other volumes in the Label Love series, The Jazz Edition is entirely free. Take it for a spin below and then download it from their Bandcamp page.


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