JAZZIZ Editors’ Choice Playlist: Week of January 25, 2021

Multi-Grammy & Emmy nominated recording artist, TV star and activist Jon Batiste announces a new single “I Need You” from his forthcoming ‘black pop’ album WE ARE. The album is set for worldwide release on March 19 (Verve Records). The new single is available now. The video stars Batiste as the lead man and lead dancer, fronting a high-octane ensemble of dancers. (Photo and text courtesy Verve Records)

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 day every day, we know just what to recommend when new albums are released every Friday. That’s why, each Monday, we’ll be bringing you a roundup of our favorite songs from the weekend courtesy of our Editors’ Choice playlists, which will feature our favorite new albums, singles and other tunes that may have flown under your radar. This is music recommendation the old-fashioned way: No algorithms, no computer profiles. Just jazz fans connecting with other jazz fans through the music that binds us.

Our Editors’ Choice playlist for the week of January 25 features a new single from keyboardist Jon Batiste, as well as singles and previews from Gerald Clayton, Mongo Santamaria, Stephane Wrembel and more! Listen via the player below and follow our playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Qobuz.

Listen on: qobuz

I NEED YOU
Jon Batiste
WE ARE

Bit of Bedlam
The Billy Taylor Trio, Candido
The Billy Taylor Trio with Candido

Theme from MLK/FBI
Gerald Clayton
Lift Every Voice and Sing / Theme from MLK/FBI

Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
Afro Blue

Flash of the Spirit
Santi DeBriano
Flash of the Spirit

Sol Minor
Mike Scott
Collecting Things

Nuages
Stephane Wrembel
The Django Experiment VI

I Love Paris
Melbreeze
I Love Paris

I’m Old Fashioned
Sounds Of A&R
Questions Left Unanswered…

Onyx
Ivo Perelman Trio
Garden of Jewels

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