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What jazz are you listening to right now?

Makes sense.

That is something that I've noticed on Spotify and described in Ted Gioia's New Millennium section in his History of Jazz. Many new jazz artists are fuzing it's basic elements with other styles. Admittedly, not something I've looked into in depth yet, but if you were to tell me that was the future of jazz, I'd believe you.

Although, at some point how you define what jazz actually is comes into question.

Live music has been declining since the phonograph. Now that jazz is repertory music and often appears in the same venues as classical, besides composers being influenced by it, it's natural that would mix.

I don't know if it's *the* future, but it's a future, anyway.
Billy Childs with Becca Stevens - The Confession (Laura Nyro)

Was checking out some Herbie Hancock albums today at work, and came across this gem:

Hard to believe it took me this long to find it. I love Joni Mitchell.

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Post-Coltrane. Need to give this one a more thorough listen sometime, given all the buzz it's gotten.

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if the essence of jazz is impromptu music, how is spinning and mixing not jazz, too?

AFAIK that's been one of the central questions throughout the history of the genre: what is and isn't jazz.
My Favorite Things - JC


Outstanding video. Merry Coltranemas for me.
Watching Startalk recording from last night. Guests are Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
Have been listening to live Art Blakey and group recordings

Seems like a lot of 'modern' jazz circa the 50s was a show of intense technical skill, and flurries of notes, besides what a few others were doing.

I don't know what it is. I listen to a band play like this and I can't make sense of it, but I love it, and could listen to it all day.
The beauty of Spotify. I've been starting to look at the players on various albums of the big names, and going down the rabbit hole and seeing what they put out themselves. After a few good solos by Kenny Dorham on some Blakey albums I'm taking a look at his stuff too.

Wikipedia tells me he's 'the definition of underrated'.
I've been listening a lot to the keyboardist Jason Moran. This is from his album "Ten." He is (obviously) very influenced by Thelonius Monk.


Kamasi Washington playing on a hip-hop record

Wayne Shorter has had a long and distinguished career - Miles Davis and Weather Report - before he went solo.
Starting to compile a playlist on Spotify of albums released from the Village Vanguard:

Also started a playlist a few months ago of jazz inspired by or played in NYC:

This is what you need to do when it costs hundreds of dollars to make it to New York

(if anyone has recommendations for these two playlists that aren't already on there, that'd be appreciated)
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