Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by ska invita, Dec 22, 2016.
I didn't even see your post! Pure coincidence
Argh to no ability to post links!
Rob Glasper, again not exactly new, but shaking up the scene...
I feel I should add this too, urban album of the year contender:
I listen to this all the time over and over, her voice!
Aww 7 years ago, Mancunian trumpeterer Matthew Halsall
He might not actually be from Manchester
This is all sorts of cool.
Ah just clocked that Shabaka Hutchings is also one of the cats in Sons of Kemet.
Fitting you should post that....last time there was an official jazz revival in the UK (ie the press said there was one) was around 2003 with Soweto Kinch as the Great New Hope...i saw a little 30 minute documentary at the time which rounded up what was going on in UK jazz at the time, and also touched on some of the long standing negative attitudes the scene has faced....
...one thing mentioned was the NICE sketch, which some talking heads reckon summed up the negative attitude throughout the 90s....
ETA: I think in part 3 of this bbc series Jazz Britannia - Next on - BBC Four
might be out there somewhere to watch...was good...the whole series....i vaguely remember!
Whats great about the current crop is that the music is accessible and wants to meet the audience....for a long time i feel like a lot of uk jazz acts have been straight out of music academies and writing music that might make their teachers happy, but leaves a lot of audiences scratching their heads.
Considering jazz was pop music right up the 50s (shifting huge amounts of records in the 50s), its a shame that its come to be something thats disconnected with people.
Talking of Soweto Kinch I only know his first two albums, but am just checking a couple of newer bits on youtube and its sounding great...very much fitting a lot of with whats going on today..this is a lovely vocal cut...kind of pushing that rnb-jazz sound to the edge<<<thats from 2012
This a fun old Soweto tune - him rapping whilst signing on at teh job centre in Brum.
The founder IIRC....certainly seems to be at the front of all the projects hes involved with...does interviews etc.... that may be because hes the front man as sax player though... plurker will know
Esperanza Spalding is another big star in the US...normally i find her stuff too polished, but i did like this single from this years album....its a pop rockfusion tune really!....brilliant video too...
should really check out the album...she is incredibly talented
Spoiler: Esperanza Spalding - "Good Lava"
*Just found this quality live recording of her this year - pretty amazing - though i cant say i really like it that much
Spoiler: Esperanza live 2016
These look well worth seeing live - tight afrobeat jazz - Kokoroko
Saw them as well recently in a small bar. Really rocked it
Saw him at Manchester Jazz Festival years ago in Chorlton. He was great, but there was this flutist on before him who blew me away. The music was amazing, and the way she moved was the most memorizing thing I've ever seen. It was like she was an alien/robot who had come to earth to teach us about music. I wasn't even on drugs at the time
I should really find out who she was...
Another Yussef Kamaal one that's come to my attention recently
GoGo Penguin and Snarky Puppy seem to be getting a bit of a name for themselves
And finally for the time being, more of a soul/jazz thing that has a feel to it that I really like and it seems to be my current earworm
Bit Londoncentric I know but Moses Boyd is going to be doing a gig at Corsica studios on 23th March
I saw gogo penguin re-scoring Koyanisquatsi a couple of years back - great band, took some cojones to take that on too (it was great, but mainly for the sake of it being live, and a bravura performance - their score wasn't a patch on Glasses)
Thanks for the heads up on these lot. Just put on this song 'Garden Dog Barbecue' for the first time and it got me dancing around the room like a mad cunt like nothing has in years.
I've just bought the album, and that track stood out. I might re-edit it, just love the build and groove on it.
I simply love this, not quite Jazz but it falls within the orbit of influence. The piano solo - beautiful.
Just came across this guy;
Cory Henry - Wikipedia
Cory Alexander Henry (born February 27, 1987) is an American jazz organist and pianist, gospel musician and music producer. He started his music career in 2006 by touring with various mainstream and gospel artists. Henry has released two albums, First Steps (2014) and The Revival (2016), both of which charted on the Billboard magazine charts. He also performs and records with the Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy.
Absolutely smashes is on the organ....
("Henry was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he was playing both the piano and B3 organ at just two years old. He played a show at the Apollo Theater when he was six.")
Here freewheeling between some different gospel jams
I love this session.
Not a new outfit but this was last year,
Give these guys a twirl too.
really enjoying this...will check the album...i like it when you get a drummer as band leader...badass drummer too....proper headnod grooving jazz
ETA: checked the LPs - 2012 Split Decision is a really classy piano-lead trio record, but the 2015 albeton mashed up In The Moment isnt doing it for me....clearly great live though
saw courtney pine once, he was actually very good.
used to listen to giles peterson, he used to be very good.
brought lots of records on the compost label, they still are quite good.
He's at Love Supreme festival this year which mrs and I love so can't wait to see him live.
Have a look at the lineup, quite a few from this thread are there,
I see all three of Shabaka Hutchings projects are on the bill! (sons of kemet, comet whatnot and ancestors)
great line up this year!
one of the more well known new wave - resolution 88 - hits some nice jazz funk vibes
I've mentioned it on the new albums thread, but I guess this should go here too (although there's some very not-jazz stuff going on too). In the running for my album of the year I think. Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society - Simultonality
Playing the Albany, Deptford in September
The Albany | Hires | KOKOROKO
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