New jazz!

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Did you know there's a jazz revival going on? I heard there is anyway...in the US particularly, but there seems to be some UK action too...

    Thats about all i know though tbh :D
    Actually I know Kamasi Washington is a bit of a poster child for this - hes played some big stages at some festivals the last couple of years - pretty impressive considering its basically free jazz he's about.
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    Here in the UK I think Sons of Kemet have made the biggest splash as anyone. Tried listening to a record and didnt like it, but caught them live this summer and they stormed it - kind of punk attitude jazz. IIRC the line up was two drummers , a sax player and a tuba :D :thumbs:

    Another related project from some of the Kemet band members is Comet Is Coming, but Im not that into that either - sorry to say.

    One record that I genuinely like though is this, which Fez909 recommended off his 2016 end of year list
    The Rebellion Sessions by Black Milk & Nat Turner
    <<<excellent stuff...hiphop influenced jazz....only played it through once so far, but that was yesterday! And playing it again today, hence this thread!

    Now its got me thinking Ive got two more london ones:
    Yusuf Kamal:
    Yussef Kamaal: the south Londoners offering something different

    and all female Nerija - a really nice listen this EP:

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  2. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    wtf, I considered starting this thead only this week. Good work :thumbs:
     
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  3. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Also, that Yussef Kamal is ace. Heard this played out last friday:



    Probably the least 'jazzy'/most dancefloor tune on the album, tbf.
     
  4. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    next time post faster ;)
     
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  5. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    From that ive jsut seen theyve done a boiler room live set
    i think that says a lot...Hipsters listening to jazz...what is the world coming to ;)
     
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  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I've been loving this:

    A post apocalyptic Billie Holiday.
     
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  7. Beats & Pieces

    Beats & Pieces 24601 / 9430 Banned

  8. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    This has probably been my favourite (and most played out) release of the year: Chaos In The CBD - Midnight In Peckham

    Technically came out in 2015, I think, and it's definitely house, rather than jazz. But you won't find many more house tunes that have such a jazz influence/feel to them.
     
  9. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    The local jazz scene here has been on the up lately - still the same old greyhairs as always go to the gigs, but now loads of youngsters too (mostly metal scene kids & hippies round here rather than hipsters though - we don't have too many hipsters though, so I guess we have to make do). I was impressed the last couple of times I was out, really nice atmosphere.
     
  10. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

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  11. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    saw these live in a bookshop a while back.....

     
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  12. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    count yourself lucky!
    very nice - checked another and theyve got the rnb meets jazz sound down.
    ETA: seems hes done loads: Terrace Martin - Wikipedia
    very talented

    was the whole set on a reggae tip?
    from london too, and most of the people posted so far seem to be in their 20s :thumbs:
     
  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Ha i see the Ezra lot have done a boiler room this year too!
    much as boiler room somehow seems to sap away all my positive feelings for anyone who does a set there i think its a definite culture change to have a dance music tv channel putting on jazz acts

    thisll never last :D
    means there'll be a punk revival to wash it all away come 2018!
     
  14. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    the live set was devoid of reggae stylings
    self compositions and an extended Sun Ra tribute, all players got a chance to shine.
    it was part of the London Jazz fest
     
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  15. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    They've been doing the big minimalists recently too - they broadcasted a performance of different trains I went to in the autumn, and Terry Riley doing in c - diversifying quite a bit atm
     
  16. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Don’t Bother, They’re Here.....

    I first became aware of Kamasi Washington a couple of years ago purely through a good friend, a professional session drummer, who was spending a lot of time talking about Ron Bruner Jnr and Thunder cat his brother?
    He lent me a copy of Young Jazz giants and Kamasi was on there.
    I honestly thought the new jazz would remain an underground movement, yet it seems to be the greatest thing ever when you scratch the very thin surface. But when you guest on the incredibly massive selling albums of artists like Kendrick Lamar, it is bound to bring in new fans of the genre.
    Lamar's album To Pimp a Butterfly was allegedly inspirational to David Bowie for his Black Star album.
    But as ever there are some incredibly talented musicians in the fold.
     
  17. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Don’t Bother, They’re Here.....

  18. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

  19. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Um, anyone new in the tradition of Bill Evans and/or Dr. John?

    This is not a desperate attempt to find a Christmas present for my dad. Noooo.....
     
  20. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

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    Maybe something from this list? The best jazz albums of 2016
     
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  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

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  22. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    I can heartily recommend this one, one of my favourite records
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  23. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Had already picked up the Bill Evans by the time you posted this ;)

    Anyway, many Christmas thanks, apologies for the derail, back to new jazz...!
     
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  24. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    Blackstar musicians themselves being a heavyweight bunch of jazz players...
     
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  25. Bakunin

    Bakunin I am Noodle's bitch.

  26. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    Seeing lots of love for Binker & Moses atm, lovely stripped down sax n drums thing.

    I like the comet is coming, Shabaka is aces.

    Do the Snarky Puppy collective, and their various offshoot bands count as New Jazz??
     
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  27. Callie

    Callie Pivoting



    Yep, Moses Boyd.
     
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  28. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    Cheers for adding the vid, I tried but for some reason my phone is refusing to cut n paste today !
     
  29. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Yes to this thread! :cool: Some cracking tips on here fair play people!


     
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  30. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    That was almost a snap!
     

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