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Impossible to resist.

A thread about BLM brought up this wonderful clip, here for the music rather than the chat this time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVJjmyFfuts& 

Since it's not just me who loved the music, I thought I'd share a couple more clips while they come to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g826StJhLk&

And this classic which I've posted before but if you don't know it, you missed out 'til now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_XJ_s5IsQc&

Any more great jazz from the last few years to share?

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 malk 19 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart: niiiice;)

I've been a fan of Sons of Kemet since i saw them at Womad. their last album has good reviews: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Queen_Is_a_Reptile

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 Siward 19 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Not really a jazz cat but it struck me recently that the Simpsons theme tune is really high quality free form jazz. Is there anything similar out there in the jazz universe? 

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 Route Adjuster 19 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

My son plays multiple instruments in multiples styles, he put this piece together back in April this year, jazz-funk he calls it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmVXoYXCaso&

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In reply to Route Adjuster:

You've got a very talented son there

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In reply to malk:

> I've been a fan of Sons of Kemet since i saw them at Womad

Quality!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mu1FHeNkpo&

One of the same dudes here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnkjcS_yTfA&

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In reply to Jon Stewart:

Thanks for sharing. Specially Snarky Puppy.

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 john arran 20 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Not from the last few years, 2003 in fact, but I've only recently discovered the Jazz Baltica concert with Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker (among others) and I'd hate for others to be missing out on this gem too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha8ptCwCoRE&

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 MikeSP 20 Jun 2020
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 Pefa 20 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

For specifically jazz trumpet I've never heard a more beautiful sound than Silk by Rick Braun. Lie back and enjoy, it's the soundtrack of beautiful memories. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI7HoKegkfo&

Edit-- for a more urban jazz fusion sound this takes some beating. Eastside by four80east. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbXd7ZiLomM&

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 malk 20 Jun 2020
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 felt 20 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

>And this classic which I've posted before but if you don't know it, you missed out 'til now:

Grreat, thanks. Loved the Weather Report quote at 7:05.

Would you know, is it de rigueur to wear headphones these days, even for the audience? (Funnily, I'm checking it out on some XM3s, so current with the zeitgeist, although mostly it's to cut out my kid thrashing the piano.)

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In reply to Route Adjuster:

> My son plays multiple instruments in multiples styles, he put this piece together back in April this year, jazz-funk he calls it

Yeah! Great stuff, just what we need in times like these.

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In reply to MikeSP:

> Gogo penguin

My claim to cool: I had Christmas dinner with the drummer from Gogo Penguin the year before last.

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In reply to john arran:

> Not from the last few years, 2003 in fact, but I've only recently discovered the Jazz Baltica concert with Pat Metheny and Michael Brecker (among others) and I'd hate for others to be missing out on this gem too.

Cheers. You must know these guys (not current - dead, in fact).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKgLf1ytOgU&

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 MostlyVoid 21 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

I love this thread, thank you! The Christian Scott piece from NPR was outstanding. I am slowly working my way through the offerings here. I am a latecomer to enjoying jazz so I'm not much in the know with contemporary artists. I've been discovering the classics over the last few years, although have also had the pleasure of seeing Gogo Penguin (not for dinner, though!).

Anyway, I just wanted to show appreciation for the posts!

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 themuppet 21 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Great thread! Would like to add Yussef Dayes to the list.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWfSUve_Wcs&

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 Jack 21 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Here's some Jacob Collier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nspqYGz-Z1s&

and a tiny desk concert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPBirt1YhuM&

Not out & out jazz, but amazing harmonies & ideas. Went to see him in Manchester Feb last year. One of the best gigs I've been to.

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In reply to themuppet:

> Great thread! Would like to add Yussef Dayes to the list.

Quality. Check the 2nd link on the OP, and this one too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwVtIPeYIeQ&

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 themuppet 22 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

That's fantastic, thanks for the link!

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 mike reed 22 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Try some Mathew Halsall.... class act. 

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 mike reed 22 Jun 2020
In reply to mike reed:

More fusion styles from Scotlands own Alyn Cosker. 
Try Paul Towndrow for sax lead. 
Both very good. 

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In reply to mike reed:

> Try some Mathew Halsall.... class act. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeX_BtI3ruA&

Love it, thanks!

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 Aunty Social 23 Jun 2020
In reply to Jon Stewart:

Very much recommend starting with 'We Out Here' from, I think, a couple of years ago. Shabaka Hutchings, Kokoroko, Ezra Collective etc. They even had a festival.

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In reply to Aunty Social:

Hi,

Just beat me to it!

Last one of the following ...

Thanks,
R


More Nubya Garcia (this time with Maisha)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4irB-qy8NY&

& Shabaka Hutchings (solo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_67sUIaaF48&

This compilation includes tracks by each of the above

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbcerJq8u6IcL2oPGzkWdC_JcZVb09ZuH
 

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In reply to Robin Montaigne:

Cracking stuff. Stumbled on the Kokoroko track Abusey Junction a while back, I'll get stuck into the rest. Keep'em coming!

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In reply to Aunty Social:

More Kokoroko here, cover of a Fela tune but with added jazz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUnKDK1iklo&

While we're drifting into afrobeat, I never tire of this one - it's pretty hot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFSRCG4DrmI&

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In reply to Jon Stewart:

> While we're drifting into afrobeat, I never tire of this one - it's pretty hot:

Very nice - I was just listening to Beasts of No Nation while doing some mind-numbing stuff (keeps my brain alive) and thought - what was that link?

Thanks

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In reply to Jon Stewart:

> This is quite mad:

That was pleasingly bonkers. Great playing. 

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In reply to Jon Stewart:

> This is quite mad:

mad, but great fun. 

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