Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Cécile McLorin Salvant and Jon Batiste are among the many jazz artists featured on Relief, a new benefit album for the Jazz Foundation of America.

A consortium of jazz labels — Blue Note, Concord, Mack Avenue, Nonesuch and Verve — joined forces to put together this all-star compilation of previously unreleased music.

Sales of Relief on CD, double-LP and digital formats will support the Jazz Foundation of America’s ongoing efforts to help musicians affected by the international shutdown of venues and other performance opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lockdowns prevented the JFA’s usual fundraisers, normally held in New York and Los Angeles, from happening in 2020 and 2021.

All net proceeds from the album — which includes studio and live tracks by top-tier jazz musicians — will benefit the JFA’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund, established in the spring of 2020 after the pandemic brought the music industry to a halt.

The lead single is Jon Batiste’s Sweet Lorraine.