Contemporary jazz edition.
What are some of your favorite post-2000 releases? What are your favorite releases so far from this year? What releases are you still looking forward to this year?
I'm ready for this. I'm expecting it to be my personal AOTY.
Yeah looks like a pretty killer lineup. I know both Ludwig Alfonso and Hans Glaschwing from playing in Miguel Zenon's quartet with Luis Perdomo. Yosvanny Terry's Latin album from a couple years ago was killer and I'm excited to hear Sipiagin playing some Latin music.
Matt Brewer's releasing an album on Criss Cross too in September and that one looks to be good too.
i feel like an old fedora saying this but this is best release of this year that i've heard
currently listening to Howard McGhee playing I'll Remember April from The Return of Howard McGhee
Haha I'm not going to pretend my dick doesn't get a little hard when I hear that beautiful, round tone of his.
I think he's an exceptional composer, in my opinion, one of the best in the jazz idiom today. He's also an exceptional trumpet player. I think he's one of the most technically gifted players but he also plays tastefully, and with purpose. The music that he makes mostly falls into my very favorite kind of jazz, so its at least somewhat personal bias.
fucking love guiliana
Why is it that current jazz musicians can't seem to design a decent cover for their albums?
This is a great post 2000's jazz album. Brain Blade is one of my favorite drummers
I listened to this album for the first time today and i'm not sure how i feel about it. Have you guys ever listened to it? What did you thought about it in first listening? What do you think about it now?
(I asked the same question in a previous /jazz/ but it got deleted)
anyone checked out Voyager's new release yet? i love the band and studied under one of them for a while, but i haven't bought it out of skepticism toward the surprising R&B direction it seemed to have took. id love to hear /mu/'s thoughts
Yeah, the purely jazz tracks are great, as expected, but the album starts with an R&Bish track, does one good jazz track, does two hip-hoppish tracks (the second one actually isn't all that bad with Eigsti playing over it; would've been really cool if this was the only one), two jazz tracks, a rock ballad, a short interlude with a bunch of vocals, three great jazz tracks, and some kind of funky mishmash at the end. There's just too much fat. Who did you study under? I assume it was Julian or Taylor, since they teach at like Stanford or something.
both actually, I forgot julian was on this album and not matt stevens (i was confusing it with walter's new album). thanks for the review ill probably get it soon. kinda ticked me off at the onset that eric was selling this album for $20 on facebook and $30 for signed copies
Should've jumped on it earlier. When it was a preorder, regular copies were $15 and signed were $20. But yeah, I was really pleased with the great tracks. Classic Voyager, almost makes me feel like it's a live album again, just because the atmosphere of it is so much like the first album.
Well, if it is piano you like, i recommend Keith Jarett or Lyle Mays. Look up "Pat Metheny First Circle" in Spotify. you should see a suggestion that says "First Circle - Live Version". Click it and enjoy your eargasms, anon. The vocalist, Pedro Aznar, has an amazing voice that just adds to the eloquence of the piece and in the middle it all fades to a piano solo by Lyle Mays himself. It reaches a climax that is beyond words. The end of the piece always has me feeling that amazing musical high one gets when they listen to something amazing. I highly recommend it, bro. The whole album really is amazing. (the album is "The Road To You", by the way)
well, do you play an instrument?
I for one do and actually have been experimenting with fusing several musical styles. If you do play an instrument, what do you play? (bassist here)
first jazz book i bought was john riley's the art of bop drumming. its essential. go download it!
another way is if you already have books or stuff on syncopation, use those as sheet music for your left (snare hand) while keep a consistent jazz ride pattern with hi hat on two and four
I don't know shit about jazz drumming but I have a blast playing drums along with this album.
what is your favorite free jazz album, /jazz/?
It's Naima from Giant Steps.
Right now, maybe this one.
looking through my phone for any vids of my playing, they're all really short but here
if you want me to do some tomorrow just shout