There's lots of amazing new jazz coming out these days and it is criminally under-appreciated by most people. There are many fantastic albums to choose from, but if I had to pick just one to recommend:
Adam Lane's Full Throttle Orchestra - Ashcan Rantings (2010)
Post by thebrianman on Jul 4, 2013 22:17:58 GMT -5
One of my favorites among recent releases is Without a Net by Wayne Shorter, former sax player for The Weather Report. Really trippy, shrilly and out there, with a staggering sense of instrumentation. Also looking forward to the new one from Preservation Hall Jazz Band this Tuesday.
Some other recent favorites:
Brad Mehldau Trio - Ode Vijay Iyer - Historicity Vijay Iyer - Accelerando Pat Metheny - Orchestrion Brian Culbertson - XII Gretchen Parlato - The Lost & Found Anthony Wilson - Campo Belo Badbadnotgood - BBNG2
Post by bansheebeat on Jul 5, 2013 15:54:49 GMT -5
Roy Hargrove is one of the baddest horn players alive right now. I highly recommend just watching all the videos on YouTube of this particular performance. But this song is no doubt the highlight. A jazz band I play with started playing it last year and it's been one of my all time favorite tunes every since.
I've always enjoyed jazz but never got into it, in the sense of listening on my iPod or record player.
I'm going to a vintage record store tomorrow with a huge selection of old jazz records. Can anyone recommend me a few classics to look out for?
What banshee beat said is pretty much your starter. If you get another chance to go back out to that store keep an eye out for these:
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme John Coltrane - Blue Train Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and Sinner Lady Duke Ellington - Money Jungle Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk - Straight No Chaser Dave Brubeck - Time Out Stan Getz - Getz/Gilberto Donald Byrd - Byrd in Hand Anything you can find by Billie Holiday.