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Album of the Week: Jazz is Dead 5 with Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Doug Carn

This week's featured Album of the Week is part of a series created by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, called Jazz is Dead. This series pairs the two musicians with various revered jazz musicians, like Doug Carn. 

Younge is an LA based musician, who often overlaps and blends music from today with sounds of the past. Shaheed Muhammad was a member of A Tribe Called Quest, and helped the group repurpose deep jazz cuts into new hip hop.

The duo partnered with organist and piano player, Doug Carn, for the latest in the series. Carn was part of the Black Jazz label, which was created to promote the talents of young Black jazz musicians and singers, and released 20 albums between 1971 and 1975. Carn released 4 albums during that time, which were the most successful of any Black Jazz artist. All songs are originals, composed by the three. 

Dig into our Album of the Week, Jazz is Dead 5 with Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Doug Carn, here! And listen for more throughout our programming on KAXE/KBXE.

The music director at KAXE since 2014, Kari (pronounced Car-ee) Hedlund reviews music on the daily. She also hosts New Music every Wednesday (2 and 10 p.m.) and Sunday (noon), along with the KAXE Morning Show on Thursdays.