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galen  ·  2064 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are your favorite Jazz albums?

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  ·  2062 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  ·  2062 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  2062 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Glad you liked it man.

This one saved me from killing myself.

steve  ·  2061 days ago  ·  link  ·  

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