The Midnight Hour is going on tour next month! • Word Is Bond

After six successful ‘JAZZ IS DEAD’ events in Los Angeles, The Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad) will be taking their talents across the country! The duo has a seventh LA show, making it 22 tour dates to finish off towards the end of the year. They’re kicking things off in the middle […]

Rakim x The Midnight Hour: NPR's Tiny Desk Concert • Word Is Bond

It has been close to a decade since we’ve heard Rakim released some new music, but that didnt mean that he wasn’t busy. He and Eric B got together to tour for the first time in 25 years back in April, and also linked up earlier this month for the Yo! MTV Raps! 30th Anniversary […]

LA: The fourth installment of JAZZISDEAD returns this saturday! • Word Is Bond

After three successful events that included Pete Rock, Georgia Anne Muldrow, two orchestras, Novena Carmel (the youngest daughter of Sly Stone), the emergence of two outstanding women who would be the leading talent called Voices of Gemma, and one hell of a lineup which included amazing local talent – here comes the fourth installment of […]

Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad – The Midnight Hour • Word Is Bond

A little over a couple of weeks ago, Adrian Younge and ATCQ’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad released one hell of an album called ‘The Midnight Hour’. Comprised of 20 tracks put together by a full orchestra and the two legends, this album pays homage and continues to have the continuous conversations from “yesterday’s jazz and funk […]

Adrian Younge — Something About April II (ALBUM STREAM).

“…features an array of entrancing vocalists: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Bilal, perform duets on ‘Step Beyond’ and ‘La Ballade,’ reminiscent of duets from Serge Gainsborg & Jane Birkin; Raphael Saadiq blends ‘Black Jazz’ vocals with psychedelic soul on ‘Magic Music,’ while Israeli star, Karolina, delivers haunting chants over concertos like ‘Hear My Love’ and ‘Winter […]