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A Thread for New Jazz

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

  1. Sloop John B

    Sloop John B pfm Member

    A lot to check out here, well most of it really.

    Bad Plus live are an excellent proposition, seen them twice, their albums don't do their show justice.

  2. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    How new is 'new'?
  3. Funkymartyn

    Funkymartyn Well-Known Member

    That's a good point....Thread starter could add a start date from......80s, 90s, etc
  4. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    I started it thinking last couple of years - everything in post 1 was from 2015 - but there have been some good recommendations from the last 10 or so, but really it was records coming out.

    Another one - Jack De Johnette Live in Chicago (ECM,2015) - a great free jazz record very much in the 60s'/70s Chicago tradition.
  5. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    btw - regarding ECM - has anyone found a way to preview ECM releases via streaming? I know they're not in favour of streaming but I wondered if there is any site where their releases can be streamed in decent quality with access to a good section of their catalogue.
  6. Lordhenley

    Lordhenley pfm Member

    This site sometimes puts up samples / links to sound samples from the albums, its also a very good site for ECM reviews


    There is also ECM player


  7. guey

    guey pfm Member

  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    You know I think jazz is almost hip again. Most of the clientele in Brilliant Corners make me feel like the scruffy middle-aged bloke I am. I went the Dig-A-Little jazz/soul/funk record fair in Forest Gate last weekend and there were girls there (and not all of them waiting for SOs!) Trendy bar The Job Centre in Deptford has a jazz night once a month...
  9. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

    Listening last night to the newly delivered One For Cisco by the Thomas Borgmann Trio on NoBusiness recorded at the New York Tenor Sax Festival 2015.
    A straight ahead free blowing set with loads of subtlety finishing in a groove playing toy melodica! Sits well with the earlier Murmurs by the Fabric Trio (NB).

    Not generally a fan of ECM but Last Dance an album of duets by Keith Jarrett and the late Charlie Haden is a standout for me.

    Really enjoyed last years Welcome To My World by Joyce Elaine Yuille (Schema) and Matthew Halsall's Fletcher Moss Park (Gondwana).
  10. topk

    topk Active Member

  11. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    Dave Douglas has been making records that have grabbed my attention for years now. I first came across him in Zorn's Masada, then the Balkan influenced solo records : Charms of the Night Sky is in my jazz top 20.

    This, from last year, might interest fans of electronic Miles or jazz/electronica. ( Another Bowie link: the drummer played on the Blackstar)

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  12. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    There was a good article in The Guardian this w/e:https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/06/new-cool-kamasi-kendrick-gave-jazz-new-groove

    So far this year I'm enjoying:

    Jeff Parker's The New Breed - The guitarist from Tortoise, some good jazz guitar with lots of old school samples

    Jack DeJohnette's In Movement - with Ravi Cotrane and Matthew Garrison great drumming as you'd expect but also some nice almost Flying Lotus electronic touches ( another Coltrane link) which I'd not expected

    Nels Cline: Lovers -another unexpected record - almost old school mood jazz and a long way from the Singers in style.A little Gil Evans with occasional flashes of Zorn's Gift. And a jazz style cover of Sonic Youth.

    What else have people found?

  13. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member


    Brad Mehldau 'Blues And Ballads' - top notch trio, interesting thoughts on his website (really deep)

    'The New Standard' - Late to this one from 2014, trio groove from Saft, Swallow and Previte

    In Movement is great, but I passed on The New Breed preferring the pared down Bright Light In Winter

    Must check the Nels Cline

  14. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    Following on from the October post, another interesting article in The Guardian today

    Its worth following the Spotify link for a listen to some of the artists mentioned. I've just downloaded a Moses Boyd and an Ezra Collective record from Bandcamp. Not heard of either of them before: bends of jazz/ hip hop/ fusion / R&B and both sound pretty good on first listen.

    Not sure what's going on when I get to the new stuff via The Guardian..... can't hide from the fact I've become a complete late adopter.

  15. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Moses also plays in the Theon Cross Trio with Theon and Nubya Garcia. You might also like their stuff.

    The EP they have on their Bandcamp site is OK but I've much preferred what I've seen of them live. They're recording a LP now so fingers crossed for that.

    New Binker And Moses LP is out soon on Gearbox - featuring Evan Parker no less!

    I've really been enjoying the Shabaka And The Ancestors record Shabaka Hutchings made in South Africa (though my pressing sounds pretty nasty...)

    You might also enjoy Ashley Henry for a most straightahead sound

    I'm loving the South London jazz revival at the moment - it's great being able to go to gigs and see musicians who aren't either a) really old or b) look/sound like they've walked out of a home counties grammar school :)
  16. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    I know what you mean. This

    is better than the Bandcamp download. Must get to see them soon.

    Thanks for the other recommendations: will check them out.

    Know what you mean about grammar school kids - the best new jazz seems to come from listening to hip hop and Sun Ra and playing alongside rappers and DJs, not borrowing your music teacher's Pat Metheney and Miles Davis cds.
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  17. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    I'm not a Jazz buff, but I do like a lot of what these guys do. This clip is at the tamer end of what they do, and is beautiful.

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  18. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

    Nice thread pick up with some great music.

    Exodus move the early Jazz Crusaders sound forward imo (check out 'Live At The Lighthouse 66')

    Looking forward to the forthcoming Binker and Moses already having Dem Ones.

    Snark Puppy sound really cool too.
  19. Whaleblue

    Whaleblue Southbound

    This is more indicative of what they do when not featuring a vocalist.

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  20. tedmanzie

    tedmanzie pfm Member

    Cameron Graves album came out about a month ago, he plays with Kamasi Washington, it's pretty full-on but in a good way (lots of notes!) if you like this you'll like the album:

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