JAZZIZ Editors’ Choice: Melissa Aldana, Charles Mingus, Windows 96 & More (PLAYLIST)

The editors of JAZZIZ have the good fortune of being able to listen to new music before it’s officially released in stores and streaming platforms. And because we’re listening to new tunes all the time, we know just what to recommend. That’s why, each Monday, we’ll be bringing you a roundup of ten songs, featuring music from our favorite new albums, singles and other tunes that may have flown under your radar. And, for good measure, we’ll be throwing in some “golden oldies” as well…

This week’s playlist includes music from Melissa Aldana’s latest album, 12 Stars, which marks her Blue Note debut. We’re also featuring a brand new track from Dutch producer Jameszoo’s forthcoming album, Blind, which will soon be released on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label. We’re also remembering the great Charles Mingus, as we’re gearing up to celebrate the 100th-anniversary of the jazz legend’s birth (April 22).

In our weekly playlist, we also aim to stretch the perceived boundaries of conventional jazz by featuring music that showcases marked jazz influences. That’s why this week, we have included a recent track from Windows 96, a Brazilian producer who has consistently expanded the known genres of this fascinating microwave of electronic music.

All this and more on this week’s JAZZIZ Editors’ Choice playlist, which you can listen to via the player below!

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