Drums: Karriem Riggins. Instruments: Madlib.
We would have called it Spiritual Jazz but Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music.
We are proud to announce the long-awaited debut album from Jahari Masamba Unit, Pardon My French. Among all of the projects Madlib presented as part of his Jazz Universe, this collaboration was of particular note to fans, who continued to wonder for years if anything else might come from the collaboration. This album, put together by students of jazz in its myriad and historic forms, and also proponents of jazz’s future, reflects a lifetime of record collecting, musical study, woodshopping, and a reverential respect for one another’s craft.
The record will be released in two editions. The standard edition (left, in red, black, and green) with sleeve by Jeff Jank comes out on Black Friday, November 27. Our exclusive Rappcats Edition (right, in green & yellow) has silkscreened art by Jason Jagel, printed by Monolith Printers in San Francisco on chipboard. This will ship mid-November 2020.