Arsenio Rodriguez- Quindembo/Afro Magic (1963)
>conjunto, Latin fusion
>Known for being more of a traditional conjunto tres player, Rodriguez mixes things up by adding saxophone to his ensemble and removing the trumpet and piano.
Craig Taborn Trio- Chants (2013)
>modern creative, improvisation, third stream
>Pianist Craig Taborn’s trio looks like a traditional piano trio (piano/bass/drums) but the final product doesn’t sound like any other trio out there. The music blends intricate, creative compositions, with tight, subtle group improvisation, making it difficult at times to tell where the compositions end and the improvisations begin. The unique sense of harmony and rhythm within the group almost gives it a sound that is closer to European modern classical music than jazz.
Chico Hamilton Quintet in HiFi (1956)
>cool jazz, hard bop, avant-garde, third stream
>This was one of the first studio recordings by Chico’s group which was released on the Pacific Jazz label. Fred Katz’s cello playing always gives this group a unique sound, but it is their contrapuntal style of improvisation that really makes them interesting. This record features some of the group’s original compositions, as well as a some interesting takes on standards.
Dr. Alimantado- The Best Dressed Chicken in Town (1978)
>Alimantado was a Jamaican DJ who became one of the most popular in the dub movement of raggae. A few other big names like King Tubby and Lee “Scratch” Perry guest produce on several songs.
Jeremy Pelt- Insight (2003)
>A great set of free-leaning post-bop from an extremely talented sextet. Each of the players contributes a unique sound to the improvisation, and the dynamic of the group as a whole really makes this record special. Recommended for fans of Miles’ second quintet, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, etc.
The Kingston Trio (1958)
>This is the self-titled debut from one of the defining and iconic folk bands.
Paul Bley/NHOP (1973)
>piano/bass duet, free improvisation
>Pianist Paul Bley teams with versatile bassist, NHOP for this duet album which features some of Bley’s most adventurous and experimental playing. In addition to acoustic piano, Bley also plays electric piano on several tracks, as well as plucking and strumming the strings of the acoustic piano.
Clare Fischer- Surging Ahead (1963)
>cool jazz, bebop, piano trio.
>Fischer has the melodic and rhythmic sensibilities of Lennie Tristano mixed with the subtlety and harmonic complexity of Bill Evans
Chicha Libre- Sonido Amazonica (2008)
>chicha, Peruvian cumbia
>Chicha is a genre that took shape in Peru in the late 60's that blends traditional cumbia styles with rock music, especially surf/psychedelic rock. Chicha Libre carries on this tradition, bringing vintage surf-rock vibes to deep Latin grooves.
The Dynamic Sound Patterns of the Rod Levitt Orchestra (1963)
>hard bop, medium ensemble jazz
>Rod Levitt is a somewhat forgotten figure in jazz. This is a good example of his arranging and composition skills with a medium sized ensemble. His melodies and arrangements have a unique style about them and it leads to some interesting improvisation by the band.
Fred Hersch and Julian Lage- Free Flying (2013)
>jazz, duet improvisation
>Hersch is a veteran pianist on the NY scene and Lage is a young guitarist who is just making a name for himself. This record captures the stimulating interplay between these two musicians in a duet setting.
Dave Holland- Life Cycle (1982)
>solo cello, improvisation
>Dave Holland has been one of the best and most versatile bassists for the past 40 years. In 1982 he recorded this solo cello album on ECM, playing both improvised and composed pieces.
Bob James - One (1974)
>Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz
The High Llamas - Hawaii (1996)
>Baroque pop, Indie pop, Folktronica
Luis Maravilla y Juanito Serrano- Genios de la Guitarra Flamenca (2012)
>"The Art of Flamenco Guitar" is a very straightforward and traditional take on classic Spanish flamenco composers Maravilla and Serrano.
Sahib Shihab and the Danish Radio Jazz Group (1962)
>hard bop, avant-garde
>This recording comes from Shihab’s time spent in Europe. He played as a sideman on a number of great recordings in the 50’s, but this is one of his best albums as a leader. His interesting charts for medium-sized ensemble lead to even more interesting improvisations.
Opus 5- Progression (2014)
>This is the third release from this makeshift quintet, made up of guys who play together as sidemen on a regular basis. On this record the group plays mostly original material that is very modern, but there is obviously a lot of influence from the tradition of post-bop quintets, especially the classic Miles quintet.
aight thanks man
Yeah, they're insanely catchy but I feel like there isn't too much of an angle to their albums, aesthetically speaking.
I know I'm not explaining myself too well, but if there is any comparison to make, you should check out the Jean-Michel Pilc Trio's LP Welcome Home. It has more of an "angle" to it, but they might not even be the same sub-genre of jazz.
John Lewis presents Jazz Abstractions (1961)
>This is Gunther Schuller's brainchild on merging jazz and classical music. With a band that includes Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy, Jim Hall, and Scott LaFaro, Schuller and Lewis present several original works as well as variations on Thelonious Monk's "Criss-Cross."
Looking for any of these sorts of albums:
Funky but still mellow with strong percussion and maybe some swing
Jazz that has recurring melodies and themes in general
Genres that take a different twist on the norm, e.g Like how Longseason by Fishmans is heavily influenced by dub music.
Sorry, I know its kind of specific but thats what I'm looking for. If anyone wants other suggestions I'll do my best to help out.
>jazz that has recurring melodies and themes
Alex Sipiagin- Destinations Unknown (2011)
>long-form composition, post-bop, fusion, free improvisation
>Sipiagin is one of the most talented trumpet players and composers around today. This album showcases his compositions with complex, contrapuntal compositions that have extended, multi-sectional forms. The compositions lead into improvisations that are extremely dynamic and free, with a very high level of interplay from the entire band, which consists of some of the brightest improvisors in contemporary music.
Dave Ballou- Dancing Foot (2004)
>free jazz, post-bop
>Continuing to push the envelope, Ballou presents his adventurous music here with the unique instrumentation of trumpet, 2 basses, and drums. Ballou’s music and approach to improvisation is unique in and of itself, but the concept of two bass players gives this music an even more interesting sound and concept of harmonic freedom.
The Suicide Of Western Culture - Still Breathing But Already Dead EP [Primavera Sound, PS016]
>Electronic, post-rock, techno, yes you read that right
Sample: Link is spam but I encourage you to google it
Civil Defence Programme & Sleeparchive - Self-Titled EP [ZZZ, ZZZ11]
Oneida & Teeth of the Sea - Split 7" [God Unknown Records, GOD003]
>Krautrock, psychedelic, techno, yes you read it right again
Nico Niquo - Epitaph [Orange Milk, OM051]
>Electronic, experimental, vaporwave, same label and style as Giant Claw - Dark Web
Tensal - Tensal C EP [Tensal, TENSAL 003]
Various Artists - Berlin_Paris 1.0 EP [Reclaim Your City, RYC001]
Al Lover - Cave Ritual [Stolen Body Records, SBR014]
>Beats, electronic, experimental, instrumental, psychedelic
Gavin Miller - Maybe You Should Be A Little More Scared Single [This Is It Forever, TIIF019]
>Ambient, electronic, experimental, krautrock, techno
Global Goon - Sweet Box [J-HOK Records, JHOK011]
>Acid, IDM, techno
Carter Tutti - Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey [Conspiracy International, CTIDD047]
>Experimental, industrial, synthpop
BNJMN & Best Available Technology - De / Re-Constructions [Astro:Dynamics, ADLP04]
Louisahhh!!! & Maelstrom - Friction EP [Bromance, BRO-019]
Trances - Trances Remixed Single [Turbo Recordings, turbo168d]
Jon Convex - Anger Levels EP [BNR Trax, BNRTRAX040]
John Hopkins - Late Night Tales [LateNightTales, ALND39]
>DJ mix, techno, John Hopkins
Clifford Brown - Memorial (1956)
>Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop
Recorded in 1953, but not released on Prestige until 1956, shortly after 25 year old Clifford Brown passed away in a tragic car accident. This is a severely underrated album and I highly recommend it, even if you're not a huge fan of jazz.
Requesting Spitting Feathers by Thom Yorke
Here's my favourite album at the moment
> Nujabes - Modal Soul
> Jazz-hop, chill as fuck
No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney (2015)
>Post-Punk, Indie Rock
The Pernice Brothers - Overcome By Happiness (1998)
>Indie Rock, Folk Rock, Chamber Pop, Released on Sub Pop Records
Sam Gellaitry - Short Stories EP
>Future Bass, Trap
Really clever and forward thinking for trap music. Kid was only born in 1997 as well.
Requesting: Drake / If You're Reading This It's Too Late (I can't seem to find it anywhere)
definitely up there, I was worried their hiatus would've affected their sound, or that they had grown past it in all that time, not be able to capture what made S-K, S-K. But oh boy, they still got it.
The Maghreban - MT70 EP [Zoot, ZEP008]
false alarm, had to go do stuff, lol
Hodge - HEK025 EP [Hemlock, HEK025]
Detroit Swindle - The Punch Drunk EP [Heist Recordings, HEIST008]
Teste - The Rewipes Pt 3 EP [Edit Select Records, Edit-Select 20.3]
>Techno, 3rd installment in this amazing series, grab it while it's hot
Brendon Moeller - Passage To Obscurity EP [Atrophic Society, AS 002]
Planetary Assault Systems - The Eyes Themselves EP [Mote Evolver, MOTE041D]
>Planetary Assault Systems
Butch - Watergate 18
>DJ Mix, house, techno, Ricardo Villalobos, Marcel Dettmann, Abdulla Rashim, Shifted, have not listened but this looks very promising
Tripeo - Anipintiros Reworks Part 1 EP [Tripeo, TRILPRMX1]
>Techno, hell yes, part 2 and the originals in the google docs / archive
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