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BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2061 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are your favorite Jazz albums?

Well this is a tough question.

Background: I play upright bass and received my undergrad in Jazz Studies.

Currently listening to Follow the Red Line by Chris Potter. He's the John Coltrane of today in terms of what he's doing for jazz. I really like the bassist Avishai Cohen's album As Is...Live at the Blue Note. The album Pig Inside the Gentleman by the Contemporary Noise Sextet is by far my favorite album of all time.

I think I've had my time with jazz of the '50s. It was great, don't get me wrong, but (and I'm speaking to jazz professors here) let's move on. Let's study the music that's being produced today because damn is that stuff incredible. Like Snarky Puppy's album Sylva??? That'll be remembered for hundreds of years.

Let me know if you want more suggestions because I have a lot of stuff that'll send you on may emotional journeys.

galen  ·  2061 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I agree with all of this post (although I don't know Contemporary Noise Sextet).

Big fan of Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen (Continuou is my motherfucking jam), and SP blows my mind every time I listen. Favorite example: Cory Henry's solo on Lingus.

I get bored with older jazz too. It's like some classic literature, or the Mona Lisa, or Straight Outta Compton (the album). It's valuable in that it was innovative in its time and advanced the genre, but that doesn't mean it's interesting to experience today (now that the then-revolutionary techniques it introduced have been normalized and moved past).

Additionally, I highly recommend: Mark Guiliana - Family First, Robert Glasper - Black Radio (+ BR2), Jon Batiste & Stay Human - Social Music, Brad Mehldau - Art of the Trio, Roy Hargrove - Earfood.

(Sorry for formatting, typing this on my phone in the Oneida Denny's.)

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2060 days ago  ·  link  ·  

A vast percentage of their tunes makes me melt every time.

I'll check out the albums you threw out. I'm not too big a fan of Black Radio 2, but I imagine that's because as a Hispanic I can't relate to the Black experience. Hargrove, also killing.

Yeah man.

steve  ·  2060 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you for sharing this. It is absolutely wonderful. I needed that. Thanks!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2059 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad you liked it man.

This one saved me from killing myself.

steve  ·  2059 days ago  ·  link  ·  

any track that accomplished that.... is a favorite of mine now. Thanks for sharing.