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A Thread for New Jazz

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

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  2. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

  3. darrenyeats

    darrenyeats pfm Member

    Fyah passed me by. It's caught my ear so am trying the whole thing now, ta Mike.
     
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  4. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Not sure if it been posted up thread... i know links and discussion to the album have... they are a deeply powerful band makes me shiver listening to it.

     
  5. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    Chip Wickham. More spiritual jazz from the Gondwana label, file next to Matthew Halsall and Nat Birchall
    https://chipwickham.bandcamp.com/track/sais-egypt
    He has a couple of older albums on Bandcamp full of heavenly flute, harp and Rhodes piano too.
     
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  6. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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  7. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Looks like a great night - pre Covid I’d have been there :(
     
  8. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    It's certainly a worry but I'm allowing myself the occasional seated gig. Small/busy standing venues I'm still a bit wary of.
     
  9. poco a poco

    poco a poco I'm Jim

    I had an email from them about it, but also decided to give it a miss. A couple of weeks ago I was going to book tickets for the Archie Shepp and Jason Moran London Jazz Festival concert at the Barbican as tickets were available, but after a bad trip on the central line where we were standing and packed in like sardines and I was the only I could see wearing a mask I decided against as I am on immunosuppressants for my rheumatoid arthritis. That was just the middle of a Saturday afternoon when I thought it wouldn’t be busy.
     
  10. Lliure

    Lliure pfm Member

    Yeah, I'm still not going to gigs for similar reasons - shame, this one looks excellent. BTW I've been using Home - Pedal Me to get around town without having to suffer the tube or get stuck in a cab, it's the perfect covid-era transport!
     
  11. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

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  12. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Jeff Parker is definitely a very good thing :). I've only played Deciphering once so far and it sort of passed me by - will give it another spin later today.
     
  13. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    I’ve been enjoying it too. Maybe not earthshattering, but very good.
     
  14. vince rocker

    vince rocker pfm Member

    I've streamed it a couple of times now. I think it's... perhaps lightweight is the word. It goes on pleasantly enough but all merges into one.
     
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  15. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

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  16. John C

    John C pfm Member

  17. hockman

    hockman pfm Member

    Likewise, nothing terribly exciting or path breaking in that list, although I really like the Charles Lloyd.

    I am happy there are more women musicians on there. I'd go to any of the musicians' gigs but I doubt I'll want to have the albums at home.

    John C, you and I are terribly jaded.:)
     
  18. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    This is always quite a conservative list. And it must be rubbish as Vijay Iyer's Uneasy isn't mentioned ( it should be top IMHO).

    The Jazz Critics Poll on NPR always throws up a far more interesting list that generally keeps me going for listening and purchasing for the the first half of any year.

    Last year:
    The 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll : NPR
     
  19. John C

    John C pfm Member

    Oh I do hope not! No worse fate than the elderly jazz fan curmudgeon. I’m still full of enthusiasm. Agree with KJB on Vijay Iyer with slight reservation on ECM recorded drum sound which in no way represents What you get with Sorey live. These lists are there to get indignant about anyway, in this case too much Stuart Nicholson influence.
     
  20. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator



    Ken Micallef has a dig through some recent US jazz CDs, some very interesting stuff, some rather dull and predictable stuff, and certainly worth 25 minutes to watch.



    The stand-out for me was this Marc Cary chap who seems to be able to play anything and does that ‘thing’ I love at the moment of just blurring every genre I like together. For me the best of the new jazz stuff kind of blends Miles funk/fusion, Krautrock, 70s soul/funk, hip-hop, dance/techno, minimslism etc and spits out something new. Cary doesn’t seem limited to this though, if you search YouTube you’ll find some amazing more conventional acoustic piano trio stuff, he really can play. I actually caved-in last night and spent Tone Poet money importing his album on (yellow) vinyl from Bandcamp.
     
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