Moor Mother’s ‘WE GOT THE JAZZ’ Aims For Innovation

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Moor Mother has shared powerful new song ‘WE GOT THE JAZZ’.

The multi-faceted artist returned last year with her acclaimed album ‘Jazz Codes’, before musing on the nature of creativity for Clash in this lengthy, highly personal essay.

Looking ahead, she plays ‘Jazz Codes’ in full at London’s Barbican on May 20th, while a digital deluxe version of the record hits home on May 19th.

New track ‘WE GOT THE JAZZ’ is a defiant call to arms against an industry determined to make music feel as shallow as an IG filter. Daring in its complexity, ‘WE GOT THE JAZZ’ also has a terrific sense of directness, with Moor Mother aligning alongside Kyle Kidd, Keir Neuringer and Aquiles Navarro.

‘We Got The Jazz’ finds Moor Mother meditating on “how mediocre a lot of popular music is, about its capitalistic structures and how those placements are bought and paid for…” 

“I’m speaking about the whitewashing of who’s allowed to participate in jazz, who is allowed to participate in poetry, and asking where the room for innovation is, now and in the future.”

“It’s also me thinking about my jazz band, Irreversible Entanglements, and how we’ve toured the world destroying stages, uplifting audiences, and inspiring everyone on the jazz scene with or without recognition. I’m also speaking about my own influence on the culture.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Sam Lee

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