What have you been listening to lately?
What are your favorite jazz releases of this year?
Any other jazz related discussion.
Anyone like this?
I listened to this for the first time in years this morning... it makes more sense to me hearing it now with more knowledge under my belt.
I'm gonna try Crescent by Coltrane later and maybe something by Monk or Shorter
>It makes more sense to me hearing it now with more knowledge under my belt.
Most good jazz is this way. You listen to it, then listen to a lot of other stuff then eventually when you get back around to listening to it again you hear new stuff you never noticed before.
It's been a rough couple of months I guess
been listening to a lot of monk and oscar peterson.
ashamed to say i haven't listened to a jazz release from this year. i'll go check the criss cross releases from this year so far, maybe there'll be something i would like
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New sipiagin pretty good. It's a lot like destinations unknown in the sense that it's constently moving and changing. It's not my favorite style of music though. It relies more about the interplay than just trying to create something real and profound. Everything is so challenging so it IS interesting. It's like an intellectual experience rather than an enjoyable or emotional one.
I can upload to mega if you guys want. I got it with 320 kbps
somebody else posted it already
Alex Sipiagin- Balance 38-58 (2015)
>fusion, post-bop, composition
>Sipiagin's latest addition to his growing output on the Criss Cross label. This album mixes rock influences with free-leaning improv in a way that's reminiscent of Joe Henderson's 70's output. This is all combined with Sipiagin's style of intertwining polyphonic melody writing.
I thought it was pretty good overall. It had a lot of the elements I liked about Destinations Unknown. I don't think that music being intellectually stimulating necessarily makes it less enjoyable or less emotional. That said, I think Adam Rogers' playing is sometimes not that emotional and on this album his solos were my least favorite. I thought he challenged and pushed the groove of rhythm section the least.
I also didn't think that the two David Binney tunes at the end really fit with the rest of the album. They would have been cool on a Binney album but I didn't think they really fit that well with Sipiagin's tunes.
not saying it's "soulless wank" or anything. But seems to me like they focused a lot more about interplay than just trying to create beautiful music. It's like they played only for their momentary enjoyment rather than for the listeners enjoyment or as I said, create something beautiful.
They weren't even grooving that well imo.
that pic summarizes jazz in a dark but reflective way. made me think.
also, best solo ever.
idk.. It's hard to have too much interplay in jazz if you ask me. And I thought the groove was generally pretty good. It's tough to have a strong groove but still have it be flexible enough to make it work with that kind of soloing. Reminds me of some of the better fusion of the 70's in a way. Also I think the band handles the complexity of the music and the time signatures pretty well. That music wouldn't sound good if not played by a pretty good band.
What /mu/ thinks of Weather Report? Also, some band similar to weather report?
they were all pretty decent. Tim Warfields was really good. The other two were slightly above average for the label.
David Binney and Adam Rogers have one coming out in May that looks good. From the sound of it it's mostly straight ahead versions of standards. Kind of a cool change or them.