Producer Swizz Beatz Partners with 12on12 for Limited Edition Vinyl Release of ‘Long Live Jazz'

By Nicole Choma | February 14, 2022

Producer Swizz Beatz has collaborated with A-list artists such as the late DMX, JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, and more. His next partnership is with 12on12 to produce a limited edition vinyl, Long Live Jazz, which consists of his favorite jazz tracks. 12on12 has previously teamed up with Travis Scott x Saint Laurent, RUN DMC, and Takashi Murakami. The cover art of Long Live Jazz features photography by Kwame Brathwaite as part of The Dean Collection.

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12on12 combines art and music by creating opportunities for prominent cultural icons to curate a soundtrack with any song of their choice and be given the creative freedom to choose the artwork for their record. This project enables creators and their audiences to connect on a deeper and more personal level.

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Here is the tracklisting Long Live Jazz:

Side A

Until the Real Thing Comes Along by JD Allen

Doubts 2 by Ibrahim Maalouf

Osmosis Part III by Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano

Side B

Call Out My Name by New Masters feat. Immanuel Williams

Never Let Me Go by Houston Person

I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Live by Wes Montgomery

Side C

In A Sentimental Mood by Sonny Rollins feat. The Modern Jazz Quartet

Little Girl Blue by Jeremy Pelt

Doubts by Ibrahim Maalouf

Side D

Alone Together – Rudy Van Gelder Remaster by Kenny Dorham

‘Round Midnight (Mono Version) by Miles Davis

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning by Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan

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The limited-edition record – with only 1,000 copies available – comes in a deluxe premium double gatefold package. Each of the four sides will have Beatz’s carefully curated touch of various jazz pieces.

Jazz has always been an essential genre for Beatz. “This is the first step to pay homage to the great craft & art. Photography is also one of the best expressions of art and should be shown more often,” Beatz said in a press statement. Art & Music are brothers and sisters, so I thought it was a great match. I’m a big fan of Kwame, and I also love I'm able to share pieces from my collection through music!”

Long Live Jazz will be released on February 25, 2022. Click here to pre-order the vinyl.

Photography by: Nigel Parry