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1 Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:33 pm

I want to expand my horizons and you guys are certainly on top of things. .... Are there jazz artists that are relatively new (surfaced within the last 10 years or less) that you recommend I check out? .... Please give me two or three favorites.

I have two that you might like: Hiromi (jazz piano --- her latest CD is "Move" available on amazon.com) and Eldar Djangirov (also jazz piano --- I like his trio group --- their latest is "Breakthrough" available at amazon.com). .... Both of these play in all kind of weird meters.


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2 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:11 am

Hey, T.  Very familiar with Hiromi.  Gotta check out Djangirov however.
Are you familiar with Austin Peralta?

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3 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Try McLaughlin's nephew bassist/composer/teacher Tony Grey. He played in Hiromi's Sonic Blook trio for several years. Some of the most evocative melody, harmony, phrasing and tone since Jaco, notwithstanding others who have gotten greater notice recently.

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4 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:35 pm

D. --- I'm not familiar with Austin Peralta. .... How would you describe his work?

pLee --- I like Tony Grey. .... I did not know that he is McLaughlin's nephew!!


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5 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:42 am

T.,  Austin was a true piano prodigy.  He died at the tender age of 22.

In the first video below where he's playing in Japan, he was only 16.
(All three of these guys in this clip are just kids as a matter of fact)

The second video his him with the Virgil Donati Band.  He died shortly
after this.

The Autopsy revealed that his brain was 20% larger than a person of
his age and size and the pathologist attributed this as a part of his
extraordinary skill.

He died of a combination of pneumonia, over the counter drugs and booze.

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6 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:07 pm

In the top video, has anyone else noticed
how the drummer's snare drum changes
throughout the video without the group
ever missing a beat?

0-30 sec. using dark snare.

1:45 Using fade snare same as rest of kit.

2:38 Picks up dark snare at bass solo.

3:17 Still using fade snare

3:40 Starts drum solo with fade snare

3:54 Finishes solo and the tune with dark snare.

Someones a master editor, that's for sure.

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7 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:10 pm

Pianist Robert Glasper is interesting

bassist Avashai Cohen probably been around a while
i think his group and compositions are great

(there is a trumpeter by the same name, he's good too!)

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8 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:43 pm

D. --- It's too bad that Austin Peralta died so young. .... He sounds great in those clips you posted.

Kenny --- Some of Robert Glasper's stuff is too out-there for me. .... I like bassist Avashai Cohen. .... He also plays in all kinds of strange meters.

Does anyone like the kora (a harp-like stringed instrument from West Africa)? .... A group called the "Kora Jazz Trio" plays it in a jazz setting. .... Have a listen:


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9 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:16 am

I love the kora and it's ancestor the doson ngoni. I took an old kora and added wooden tuning pegs and a pick up to it and made it into a kamal ngoni. it's a bass instrument in pentatonic tuning unlike the kora which is tuned major or minor. I like the modern sound of issa Bagayogo. also check out singer mamani keita. be sure to check out afrocubism, foday musa suso with jack dejohnette, and toumani diabate's symmetric orchestra. I did find an interesting new cd of jazz clarinet with balaphon called kelenia by Oran Etkin.

also check out pianist Vijay Iyer and his group tirtha

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10 Re: Question For All You Guys On This Forum on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:13 pm


You are probably the only person I have heard of who actually changed a kora into something else. .... I'm amazed.

I like Issa Bagayogo and Mamani Keita. .... AfroCubism sounds like the name of a branch of math--a branch of Geometry. .... But their music worked for me, as did Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra and Foday Musa Suso with Jack Dejohnette. .... What did NOT work for me was Vijay Iyer's Tirtha. .... Oran Etkin's Kelenia is probably my favorite of the bunch. .... Thanks for the post.

Question  Does anyone else have any suggestions for me Question 


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