Adult Swim Releases New Jazz Century Featuring Makaya McCraven, Colin Stetson, Sons of Kemet, and More: Listen

Adult Swim has released a new digital-only, streaming-only compilation featuring Makaya McCraven, Colin Stetson, Sons of Kemet, Angel Bat Dawid, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Matana Roberts, and other notable figures in the contemporary jazz scene. Check out New Jazz Century below.

Luke Rhodes, an Adult Swim writer and producer, spearheaded New Jazz Century. In a statement, Rhodes said:

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.

Read the interview “How Makaya McCraven Reimagined Gil Scott-Heron’s Final Album” on the Pitch.