New Jazz

miller8966miller8966 Posts: 1,452
edited March 2006 in Other Music
is there any new jazz out there that is worth listening too? My jazz collection stems mostly from the 1950's ( coltrane,Miles,art blakely) and was just wondering if their is anything today that is kind of decent.
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  • intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,225
    Wynton Marsalis is not really a new jazz musician but he is newer then the classics like monk, miles, coltrane, hancock etc.

    He is a trumpet player and many folks say his early albums are great miles davis imitations, but he has grown as a musician of his own ability since those days. If you are not familar with him you may want to check him out.
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  • StellyStelly Posts: 170
    miller8966 wrote:
    is there any new jazz out there that is worth listening too? My jazz collection stems mostly from the 1950's ( coltrane,Miles,art blakely) and was just wondering if their is anything today that is kind of decent.

    Check out a group called The Bad Plus. Some jazz people love them, some hate them. Personally, I love them to death. They have three albums: "These are the Vistas," "Give," and "Suspicious Activity." "These are the Vistas" is my favorite.

    They are very talented musicians, and have unique songwriting. They always do some good covers as well. The have covered Nirvana, Aphex Twin, and Black Sabbath.
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  • yosi1yosi1 Posts: 3,272
    intodeep wrote:
    Wynton Marsalis is not really a new jazz musician but he is newer then the classics like monk, miles, coltrane, hancock etc.

    He is a trumpet player and many folks say his early albums are great miles davis imitations, but he has grown as a musician of his own ability since those days. If you are not familar with him you may want to check him out.


    Wynton Marsalis is amazing. I'm lucky to have had the oppurtunity to see him once.
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  • FinsburyParkCarrotsFinsburyParkCarrots Seattle, WA Posts: 12,223
    This is a great radio show. The times are GMT London. Shows are archived, so you can click that "Listen to the latest programme" link and it'll bring up last Friday's show.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzon3/


    Here's a direct link to last week's show:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio3_aod.shtml?radio3/jon3
  • AliAli Posts: 2,621
    This is a great radio show. The times are GMT London. Shows are archived, so you can click that "Listen to the latest programme" link and it'll bring up last Friday's show.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazzon3/


    Here's a direct link to last week's show:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio3_aod.shtml?radio3/jon3
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    I personally think taht if you don't have the basics like Goodman
    or Armstrong,
    You don't know Jazz at all.

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  • lumpyfredlumpyfred Posts: 243
    Stelly wrote:
    They are very talented musicians, and have unique songwriting. They always do some good covers as well. The have covered Nirvana, Aphex Twin, and Black Sabbath.

    Don't forget the pixies! great cover.
    definitely go for the bad plus.
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    intodeep wrote:
    Wynton Marsalis is not really a new jazz musician but he is newer then the classics like monk, miles, coltrane, hancock etc.

    He is a trumpet player and many folks say his early albums are great miles davis imitations, but he has grown as a musician of his own ability since those days. If you are not familar with him you may want to check him out.

    On a whim a few weeks ago I borrowed Blood on the Fields from the local library. An incredible peice of work!
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    amazing big band that is pretty current

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    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
    The Greyboy Allstars
    Soulive
    Charlie Hunter Trio
    Medeski,Martin,and Wood
    John Scofield
    Jazz is Dead(Grateful Dead coverband)

    Not all pure jazz bands,but all heavily influenced by jazz.
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  • I think the whole Scandinavian peninsula has a wide array of new jazz talent. Mostly free jazzy stuff, though. ;)

    Bob Weir mentioned some great names. Nice funky stuff!

    I'm really into Bill Frisell at the moment. Great stuff.
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  • merkinballmerkinball Posts: 2,262
    I'm really into Bill Frisell at the moment. Great stuff.

    The album he did with Petra Haden is very good. Love the 'I Don't Wan't To Grow Up' song.
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  • barto19barto19 Posts: 196
    the vandermark 5 and vijay iyer are making good jazz. also andrew hill is still releasing great stuff.
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  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay Area Posts: 1,880
    Just stumbled across this guy. Really digging the funky jazz vibe.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUymaxWmMw
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Just stumbled across this guy. Really digging the funky jazz vibe.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUymaxWmMw

    Very cool.  Thanks for sharing it!
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  • Tim SimmonsTim Simmons Posts: 6,903
    edited January 22
    I take it everyone is listening to Makaya McCraven, right?

    Here is his KEXP set

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  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay Area Posts: 1,880
    brianlux said:
    Just stumbled across this guy. Really digging the funky jazz vibe.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUymaxWmMw

    Very cool.  Thanks for sharing it!
    Absolutely. I'm exploring his catalog and finally bought some vinyl for the first time in a while. 
    Also, this is from 1970, so not new, but really good Japanese funky fusion from Jiro Inagaki.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inY4r9xtacY
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    brianlux said:
    Just stumbled across this guy. Really digging the funky jazz vibe.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mUymaxWmMw

    Very cool.  Thanks for sharing it!
    Absolutely. I'm exploring his catalog and finally bought some vinyl for the first time in a while. 
    Also, this is from 1970, so not new, but really good Japanese funky fusion from Jiro Inagaki.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inY4r9xtacY

    I'll check it out, thanks!
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  • Croos1226Croos1226 philly burbs Posts: 336
    The Messthetics. Fugazi meets jazz! https://youtu.be/QMsT4KoWWHs
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Messthetics is an excellent band but I don't understand why they are referred to as jazz or even "new jazz" (not to be taken personally-- I don't mean just by you, Croos).  Most of what I've heard by these guys is more funk/rock.  I could see maybe calling it "new fusion", but jazz?  Not that it matters much, but I wouldn't call it jazz.

    But then, what is jazz anyway?  In his excellent book, Notes and Tones: Musician to Musician Interviews, the great "jazz" drummer Arthur Taylor asks several musicians various questions related to music.  Of some of the people Taylor interviewed, the following "jazz" musicians stated the following regarding the term jazz:
    Charles Tolliver: "It's a word which was given to the music we're playing by the people who control the music we're playing. It's just a nomenclature.  I rarely us it."
    Max Roach: "It came from the French j-a-s-s. [be-bop is] another one of those nick names like boy, nigger, and jazz."
    Dizzy Gillespie:  If we want to call it jazz, we'll make them call it that.  It's our music, whatever we want to call it.  I don't know who made up the word jazz
    Tony Williams:  "Sometimes I hate it, sometimes I love it.  It depends on who I'm talking to."
    Sonny Rollins:  I've been talking to Yusef Lateef, and he's really death on this word jazz."
    Don Cherry: "...that's canning it if you put a label on it like jazz."
    Hampton Hawes:  "I don't even think about the word jazz. If somebody asks me what I do, I say I play the piano."
    Freddie Hubbard:  "Jazz is a label white people gave to the music."
    Richard Davis:  "They say some guy heard the music and labeled it jazz.  I don't like to label nothing!"
    Elvin Jones:  "It's misleading in a lot of ways, and it's an inadequate expression..."


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  • lexicondevillexicondevil Bay Area Posts: 1,880
    I never knew the origin of the word. Thanks. I guess somewhat similar to how many artists feel about the labels put on music, but this one has racist origins.
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