Swizz Beatz Announces Jazz Album ‘Long Live Jazz’

Swizz Beatz has announced a new partnership with vinyl brand 12on12, becoming their latest curator and coming on board by buying a stage in the company. This follows 12on12’s recent collaborations with Travis Scott and Run DMC.

Along with the partnership, the hip hop mogul has announced his own 12on12 limited edition which is a premium double gatefold package that is hand-numbered to a run of 1000 copies. It will feature a “meticulously selected track list celebrating Swizz’ love and passion for jazz across its four sides.”

On the limited edition, Swizz will have recordings of jazz standards including Miles Davis’ ‘Round About Midnight’ and Kenny Dorham’s ‘Alone Together’ through to a reworking of The Weeknd’s hit single ‘Call Out My Name’ by a group of today’s leading jazz musicians – the ‘New Masters’ featuring Immanuel Wilkins.

The piece of art selected for the cover image ‘Untitled (Grandassas in Car)’ was shot in 1968 during a Garvey Day Celebration in New York by Kwame Brathwaite. The package contains photography from his own private collection (The Dean Collection).

Says Swizz Beatz: “Jazz has always been magic to our ears. I feel like it should definitely get more attention! This is the first step to pay homage to the great craft & art. Photography is also one of the best expressions of art and should be shown more often. Art & Music are brothers and sisters so I thought it was a great match. I’m a big fan of Kwame and I also love I’m able to share pieces from my collection through music!”

Check out the tracklisting for the record below and pre-order on this link (selling for $100).

Side A
Until the Real Thing Comes Along by JD Allen
Doubts 2 by Ibrahim Maalouf
Osmosis Part III by Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano

Side B
Call Out My Name by New Masters feat. Immanuel Williams
Never Let Me Go by Houston Person
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face – Live by Wes Montgomery

Side C
In A Sentimental Mood by Sonny Rollins feat. The Modern Jazz Quartet
Little Girl Blue by Jeremy Pelt
Doubts by Ibrahim Maalouf

Side D
Alone Together – Rudy Van Gelder Remaster by Kenny Dorham
Round Midnight (Mono Version) by Miles Davis
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning by Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan

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