Moor Mother, the project of Camae Ayewa, has announced a deluxe edition of her 2022 album Jazz Codes. Out May 19, the expanded version will include the new track ‘We Got the Jazz’, which features contributios from Kyle Kidd, Keir Neuringer, and Aquiles Navarro. Listen to it below.
“‘We Got the Jazz’ is me thinking about how mediocre a lot of popular music is, about its capitalistic structures and how those placements are bought and paid for,” Ayewa said of the single in a statement. “I’m speaking about the whitewashing of who’s allowed to participate in jazz, who is allowed to participate in poetry, and asking where the room for innovation is, now and in the future. It’s also me thinking about my jazz band, Irreversible Entanglements, and how we’ve toured the world destroying stages, uplifting audiences, and inspiring everyone on the jazz scene with or without recognition. I’m also speaking about my own influence on the culture.”