Record of the Day - 01/22/2022
While there are still many people who enjoy jazz, the old heroes tend to dominate the genre and many record collections to this day. It’s all the more exciting when a contemporary jazz band breaks through like Sons of Kemet did with their 2021 album “Black To The Future” - our Record of the Day. This is an album about the present, a rallying cry. The song titles combined form a powerful poem inspired by the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. Rage and beauty united, expressed with virtuosic musicianship. Here’s proof that jazz can still move minds and hearts.