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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: 7,215
    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, WAPosts: 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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    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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  • gordon goodwin's big phat band

    amazing big band that is pretty current

    best studio musicians play on his records
  • Bob WeirBob Weir Posts: 850
    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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  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,863
    KDTU...still incredible and it's no wonder to me why mick and keith picked karl to replace bobby

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