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A Thread for New Jazz

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

  1. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Sounds great! I'm lucky to have the venue that hosts Sheffield Jazz just two minutes walk away. I'll email the organisers and suggest they book Maciek as he'd be perfect in that setting.
  2. WAD62

    WAD62 pfm Member

    A few of my current favorites...

    GoGo Penguin
    Polar Bear
    Acoustic Ladyland
    Sons of Kemet
    Portico Quartet/Portico
    Get the Blessing
    Led Bib
    Neil Cowley Trio
    Esbjorn Svensson Trio

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  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  4. dave charlton

    dave charlton befuddled

    Building on the tradition is 'Illusion' by the Eero Koivistoinen Quartet, recently released on Svart. It's the last session recorded at the M1 studio of YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) during November 2015. Easy listening straight ahead moderny stuff - perfect for me :)
  5. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  6. Moko

    Moko pfm Member

  7. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

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  8. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    You might like to check out Slowly Rolling Camera (great band name at least) and Mammal Hands.
  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    I wasn't - I bought the t-shirt :D
  10. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    A few things have rung my bell recently.

    Nicole Mitchell -Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
    A very interesting mix of avantgarde, jazz and Blues - in Places like the Art Ensemble, at others like the Last Poets

    Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die

    Fly or Die delivers everything Polar Bear have tried to do in a concise 35 minutes.

    I a mellower mode, Anouar Brahem's Blue Maqams

    All on Spotify if you fancy a dip in.

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  11. vinylmonkey

    vinylmonkey pfm Member

    Some great suggestions here.

    I’d add Ruby Rushton to the great stuff coming out of S London.

    And I’ve not seen mention of Ibrahim Maalouf - Wind is a great record.

    New Gogo Penguin LP next week (couple of tracks that are out already sound superb) plus a welcome vinyl reissue of V2.0. Plus they’re touring this week - well worth seeing if you can.
  12. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

  13. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  14. Baggawire

    Baggawire Active Member

    Good to find some like minded souls where new jazz is concerned.

    Off to see what Kamaal Williams is up to now that Yussef Kamaal is no more at Village Underground (shit PA tho) on 22nd of next month.

    Some individuals not already mentioned that I think are worthy of note: Zara Macfarlane, Nubya Garcia, Joe Armon Jones & Maxwell Owins, Chip Wickham, Vels Trio, Collocutor and Penya.
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  15. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  16. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    New Kamasi Washington record 'Heaven and Earth' is available to pre-order for June.

    A 2xCD 4xLP concept album monster - the sleeve shows him walking on water!
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  17. Erinanton

    Erinanton pfm Member

    Looking at it I didn't realise Hipgnosis were still in business!!
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  18. Konteebos

    Konteebos Traitor Re-joiner

    I'm looking forward to the new Kamasi Washington album, I have tickets to see him play in Glasgow next month so I expect he'll be playing some songs from the new album.
    The new GoGo Penguin album is excellent, by the way! (I'll be seeing them live in November)
  19. MarkW

    MarkW Full Speed & Pagan

    If you're into piano trio's Investigations by the Pablo Held Trio is good.

    If you like a bit more sonic experimentation in a jazz context check out Elliot Galvin. Albums Punch and the Influencing Machine are pretty good.

    And there's a new Lauren Jard/Dinosaur album due very soon. The last one was excellent.

    Finally, if you want to venture a little or a lot off piste Cafe Oto offer a wide range of improv on vinyl, cd and download. Along with many live events featuring some of the leading and more obscure non mainstream performers.
  20. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    For new jazz in an older style I've been playing this a lot this week:


    Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas in a band inspired by Wayne Shorter - including a couple of Shorter tunes from the 60s. Joey Baron on drums which is always a good thing

    I've also been playing this a lot:


    A fusion of Arabic modes and western jazz - a knottier, less melodic blend than on the Anouar Braham records.


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