Hprizm Makes Us an Experimental Jazz Mix


Much like his fellow Antipop Consortium co-founders, producer/MC Kyle Austin (a.k.a. High Priest, or Hprizm as of late) doesn’t just make bleeding-edge beats and hip-hop that sounds like it was beamed from another dimension entirely. He’s also worked with such like-minded left-field jazz musicians as Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, and Vijay Iyer. With this in mind, and two new records on the way (today’s Magnetic Memory LP on Don Giovanni and next month’s limited BPM tape), we asked the underground vet to make us a mix. Here’s what he had to say about it, followed by streaming versions of his solo records….

This mix is a curation of tracks from and for people that I am proud to call friends. The improvisers and composers here have a unique point of view that works together. Though this a ‘jazz mix’ in the broad sense, it is also a small sampling of works that connect to tradition while pushing the envelope. Unintentionally, my East Coast bias shines through and there are still many more to include. That said, enjoy. With love. Peace —HP

Amiri Baraka – Nation Time (Part 1)
Jamal Moore / Organic Trio – To Be A Black Male In America
Pheeroan Aklaff – The Great Hashim
Dewey Redman – Tarik
Badawi – Enter The Etherics
Wadada Leo Smith – Spiritual Connection
Henry Grimes/Rashied Ali – Spoken Interlude
Steve Lehman Octet – Chimera Luchini
Fransisco Mora Afro Horn – 5X Max
Marc Ribot Trio – Ghosts
Jack Dejohnette – Sorcery
Amiri Baraka – Nation Time (Part 2)