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A Thread for New Jazz

Discussion in 'music' started by kjb, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

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  2. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    If anyone was interested, hi res available at bandcamp. Just enjoyed the album again this afternoon.
  3. hermit

    hermit pfm Member

  4. Baggawire

    Baggawire Active Member

    Really enjoying this little lot at the moment:
    Universal Beings (LP) - Makaya McCraven
    There is a Place (LP) - Maisha
    Camden Sessions (LP) - Butcher Brown
    Amethyst (12") - Harvey Sutherland
    Mosaic (12") - The Expansions
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2018
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  5. Minio

    Minio pfm Member

    Interesting thread. I've lost count of the people who say "I hate jazz!"

    Try listening, I say.

    It doesn't help, I suppose, that most audio systems, at whatever end of the market, are optimised for rock or grime and not jazz.

    At the moment I'm luvvin' Collective Order vol2. Great musicianship (there's quite a lot of them) and singing with a whole range of influences from Maldau, Winstone, Garbarek and so forth.

    Excellent recording quality too.
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  6. Baggawire

    Baggawire Active Member

    A trio of current LPs I rate highly:
    Smoke Signals - Kerbside Collective
    My East Is Your West - Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective
    Shiroi - Mansur Brown
  7. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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    paulfromcamden Baffled

  9. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

  10. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    I’m streaming the Makaya McCraven record at the moment. It’s a great example of the joy of end of year lists: records that you wouldn’t otherwise have come across that are better than most other things you’d bought that year. It is an really fine record and will be on order very soon.
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  11. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    Another one I've only picked up from end of year reviews - in this case Richard Williams in The Blue Moment -

    Ambrose Akinmusire "Origami Harvest".

    A modern fusion music - if you've not heard it before and play the first 5 minutes you'll be quite surprised where this one goes. Some gorgeous trumpet playing behind it all.

    And, another type of fusion, this:

    which was Jazzwise's best of 2018, has me slightly baffled ( but then Jazzwise choices often baffle me). I love Lucinda Williams and Charles Lloyd and Bill Frisell but together... not so sure - could become a bit of a guilty pleasure.

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  12. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    Here's link to a track via YouTube, I think from the London session.

  13. hermit

    hermit pfm Member

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  14. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    There is so much mediocre derivative stuff out there. Not sure if Awase has been mentioned yet but am surprised that it has not come up more often.

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  15. jamo spingal

    jamo spingal Member


    Listening to Sons of Kemet with Shabaka Hutchings and going to see him in another of his bands, The Comet is Coming, next month. Interesting stuff and will be good to see this combo of sax, drums and electronica/pyschedelic keyboards and programming.
    Cool website graphics : http://www.thecometiscoming.co.uk/
  16. Baggawire

    Baggawire Active Member

    Theon Cross, Sons of Kemet's tuba player, drops his own LP "Fyah" next month too. Off to see him at London's Corsica Studios on 15th Feb.
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  17. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    I looked up Ashley Henry after enjoying his playing on the Makaya McCraven record.

    This version of the Nas tune is pretty impressive. I'm definitely going to check out some more of his stuff.

  18. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

    Maybe not jazzy enough but I like Shai Maesrto and Alfa Mist

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  19. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    Just listening now and yes, its excellent.
    In a similar vein you might try Quiver by Ron Miles, with "the guitar god that is" Bill Frisell, and Brian Blade on drums.
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  20. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

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