ford., Yussef Days, and more of my favorite albums from September 2023

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“Music doesn’t get in. Music is already in. Music simply uncovers what is there, makes you feel emotions that you didn’t necessarily know you had inside you, and runs around waking them all up. A rebirth of sorts.”

Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

Here are the albums, new and old, that inspired me this past month.

Yussef Days – Black Classical Music

A sprawling jazz album from the talented drummer whom I first heard with Tom Misch on their collab album What Kinda Music (which is insanely great). This one is such a treat for the ears.

Pharoah Sanders – Pharoah

The legendary saxiphonist died a year ago this month and I’ve been really enjoying his catalog, especially the recent release. Long live Pharoah.

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ford. – Guiding Hand

Beautiful instrumental album. “‘Guiding Hand’ is an innovative electronic record with a strong emotional resonance. Pulling from musical inspirations such as Caribou, Jai Paul, J Dilla, Toro y Moi, and Jamie XX”

Rósín Murphy & DJ Koze – Hit Parade

Should I not like this album because Rosin made some unfortunate comments which they they apologized for? I don’t think so. It’s one of my favorites of the year.

Eli Escobar – The Beach Album

Electronic dance music that hits me in just the right way.

Other albums that found their way to me (and stayed) this month:

I love discovering new music and hope sharing my finds inspires you to check out something different (and support the artists you love). Happy listening. ✌️

Comments welcome!

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