Let the Chaos Calm You: ep. 2 – Jazz Revival of 2010’s

Ali Eshqi

In 2010’s jazz music which had been stripped off of its real soul as the spiritual, cultural, social and political identity of black people for decades and had been neutralized by being performed at conservative jazz festivals and lobby of hotels gained back its political edge again. New generations started to listen to jazz on open air festivals among rock and hip hop music for the first time. Jazz became cool again.

On this episode we’ll review this revival by listening to Flying Lotus, Kamasi Washington, Youssef Kamaal, Sons of Komet, Moses Boyd, The Comet is coming and others.

  • German Haircut - Flying Lotus feat. Ravi Coltrane (Cosmogramma, 2010 - Warp)
  • Moment of Hesitation - Flying Lotus feat. Kamasi Washington (You’re Dead!, 2014 - Warp)
  • Malcolm’s Theme - Kamasi Washington (The Epic, 2015 - Brainfeeder)
  • Black Focus - Yussef Kamaal (Black Focus, 2016 - Brownswood Rec.)
  • Joyous - Shabaka and The Ancestors (Wisdom of Elders, 2016 - Brownswood Rec.)
  • Interstellar Universe - Josef Leimberg feat Kamasi Washington (Astral Progressions, 2016, World Galaxy)
  • Tangled - Ill Considered (Ill Considered, 2017)
  • My Queen Is Ada Eastman - Sons of Kemet feat. Joshua Idehen (Your Queen is a Reptile, 2018 - Impulse!)
  • Frontline - Moses Boyd feat. Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua (Displaced Diaspora, 2018 - Exodus)
  • Blood of the Past - The Comet is Coming feat. Kae Tempest (Trust in the Life Force of the Deep Mystery, 2019 - Impulse!)
  • Ancestral Recall - Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah feat. Saul Williams (Ancestral Recall, 2019 - Ropeadope)