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Top jazz picks of this decade?
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:14:28 AM »
I really don't have any - looking for some recommendations.  I would throw out some albums by John Scofield, Nils Petter Molvaer or Roy Hargrove for the 2000s
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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:45:53 AM »
These will always be the top jazz picks for me  0:)
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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 09:00:51 AM »
These will always be the top jazz picks for me  0:)


no pick for me

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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 09:03:46 AM »
These will always be the top jazz picks for me  0:)


I almost agree -

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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2017, 09:14:22 AM »
I almost agree -
You're right. After all, you get a greater velocity with the red colour...
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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2017, 09:17:46 AM »
You're right. After all, you get a greater velocity with the red colour...

Well, I'll take any and all the help I can get. :laugh: And with that, I'll back out of the thread and let it progress on topic. ;D
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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 03:07:54 AM »
These will always be the top jazz picks for me  0:)


I use IIIs .. but I don't use the picking end, i use the grip end for a fatter, fuller 'sound'.  8)
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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2017, 05:53:27 AM »
So maybe jazz was long dead once it began to be talked about as "America's classical music". 


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Jazz separated itself from American popular music.

Big mistake.

The music never recovered.

Ornette tried to save Jazz from itself by taking the music back to its New Orleanian roots, but his efforts were too esoteric.

Jazz died in 1959, that’s why Ornette tried to “Free Jazz” in 1960.

Jazz is only cool if you don’t actually play it for a living.

Jazz musicians have accepted the idea that it’s OK to be poor.

John Coltrane is a bad cat, but Jazz stopped being cool in 1959.

The very fact that so many people are holding on to this idea of what Jazz is supposed to be is exactly what makes it not cool.

People are holding on to an idea that died long ago.

Jazz, like the Buddha, is dead.

Let it go, people, let it go.

Paul Whiteman was the King of Jazz and someday all kings must fall.

Jazz ain’t cool, it’s cold, like necrophilia.



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When Black American Music became “JAZZ,”  it separated itself from the American popular music idiom. 
I’m just trying to take it back to its roots. 
American popular music has been separated from its root (what you call Jazz) and, as a result, all of the branches of the tree are dying.
 American music is dying and I’m trying to help save it. 
Turn on the radio, if you don’t believe me. 
How many Jazz records that have come out in the last 5 years that you’ve really loved?
I do more to support this music than most of you. 
I don’t just come online and bitch about the state about this music. 
I lend real and actual support to the art and its artists and here I have to see some of you tear me down and say I’m killing the music? When it is some of you who want to hold on to an oppressive idea that doesn’t serve Black American Music who are the true murderers.
The music was just fine before it was called Jazz and will be just fine without the name.

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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2017, 10:22:48 PM »
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Jazz separated itself from American popular music.

Big mistake.

The music never recovered.

Ornette tried to save Jazz from itself by taking the music back to its New Orleanian roots, but his efforts were too esoteric.

Jazz died in 1959, that’s why Ornette tried to “Free Jazz” in 1960.

Jazz is only cool if you don’t actually play it for a living.

Jazz musicians have accepted the idea that it’s OK to be poor.

John Coltrane is a bad cat, but Jazz stopped being cool in 1959.

The very fact that so many people are holding on to this idea of what Jazz is supposed to be is exactly what makes it not cool.

People are holding on to an idea that died long ago.

Jazz, like the Buddha, is dead.

Let it go, people, let it go.

Paul Whiteman was the King of Jazz and someday all kings must fall.

Jazz ain’t cool, it’s cold, like necrophilia.

^Utter, utter bollocks. A colossal insult to to the great artists of the last fifty-seven (!) years and their superb and often much loved music making.

 Those quotes, and the rest of the article, read like it was written by our very own snyprr. I especially liked the drunk-internet-troll self-assurance of "You can dislike me or what I say all you want, but it doesn’t stop what I said from being true. "

To the OP: I've heard a very great many knockout jazz albums from the last decade - and thats from having sampled only a fraction of whats out there. I'll try and get a list together.

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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2017, 05:48:50 AM »
^Utter, utter bollocks. A colossal insult to to the great artists of the last fifty-seven (!) years and their superb and often much loved music making.

 Those quotes, and the rest of the article, read like it was written by our very own snyprr. I especially liked the drunk-internet-troll self-assurance of "You can dislike me or what I say all you want, but it doesn’t stop what I said from being true. "

To the OP: I've heard a very great many knockout jazz albums from the last decade - and thats from having sampled only a fraction of whats out there. I'll try and get a list together.

OK, but if you follow the link you will see it was written by a great contemporary jazz player
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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2017, 03:39:20 AM »
My pick of choice is ..

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Re: Top jazz picks of this decade?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 05:04:59 AM »
This morning I was given this -



I was told that it's French and hand made. In reply I tried to look intrigued and impressed and I said "Thank you". ;D
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