Jazz reborn

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    With the untimely demise (accidental, deliberate?) of the "jazz nuts" thread, the jazz nuts among us need a thread to share their musical findings. I'll start with the stand-up-and-listen new release on Biophilia Records of Adam O'Farrill's Visions of Your Other. This young trumpeter and composer is so individual that I can't compare him except that in his difference he reminds me of the late lamented Don Cherry.

     
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    Happened upon this tonight. Tearing it up Trane style...
     
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    really pissed we lost the old Jazz thread as that had lots of good tunes. But lets keep it going!!
    Art Blakey.

     
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    Shai Maestro Trio
    very nice he has a trumpet player with him in addition to the trio
     
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    Really diggin' the latest Girls in Airports album with the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra - very cinematic stuff:

     
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    I know nothing about jazz, but I listened to The Pat Metheny Group for the first time and I liked it. Gateway drug?
     
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    Shai Maestro earlier stuff (say, the first three albums) are really good. His latest stuff seems to me to be a little too imitative of the Northern European jazz idiom. I like him better when he is nativist with his Mediterranean/Israeli/Mid East sound. @luckybaer , yes Pat (and guitar jazz in general) can be an entry point, but you might give early Shai Maestro a try for piano jazz.
     
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    Craig Handy is a really nice hard bop horn player I just found out about, although he has played with numerous bands. This is from his 1991 debut recording as a leader. The whole album is excellent.
     
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    I bought this album the month it came out. Also may have seen him as a sideman before that (can't quite recall). He's a fine tenor player, straight ahead and secure.
     
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    Well, this is as far from post-bop as one can get. Just a different kind of beautiful. One of Joe Lovano's great solos.

     
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    This is one of my all time favorites, of any genre. It's an electrifying performance by an incredible band. The rhythm section of Don Thompson and Terry Clarke is a powerhouse. If Only We Knew builds slowly, but Spanish Lady is on fire from the moment the band kicks in. Highly recommended. If you are only familiar with John Handy from Hard Work, this is not that.
     
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    Christian McBride "Inside Straight" Live at the Village Vanguard


     
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    One of the few times John Gilmore appears outside of the Sun Ra Arkestra. He's along side Clifford Jordan, with Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and Curly Russell. Great set from start to finish.
     
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    Just got the CD, this title track is scary, shiver-inducing in its intensity, time instability, longing. Update: the whole album left me exhausted in a good way. It doesn't get steeper and more daring than this (check my avatar for help with the metaphor).

     
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    My 2021 music recommendations, almost all jazz, but if not, jazz-adjacent in one way or another. Some pre-2021 releases, but WTH, I only found them in 2021.
    1. Forfolks, Jeff Parker
    2. Searching for the Disappeared Hour, Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson
    3. Deciphering the Message, Makaya McCraven
    4. Music for Drums and Guitar, Dan Weiss & Miles Okazaki
    5. A Touma, Ballaké Sissoko
    6. Code of Being, James Brandon Lewis Quartet
    7. Overpass, Marc Johnson
    8. Visions of Your Other, Adam O’Farrill
    9. Wolf Rune, Sinikka Langeland
    10. Rivers of Sound: the Other Shore, Amir ElSaffar
    11. Poof, Henry Threadgill
    12. Isn't it Romantic? Aki Takase/Daniel Erdmann
    13. Francisco Coll: Orchestral Works, Patricia Kopatchinskaja/Gustavo Gimeno/Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg
    14. Soko, Jean-Jacques Rojer
    15. Painters Winter, William Parker
    16. The Q Sessions, Christian McBride
    17. Broken Shadows, Tim Berne/Chris Speed/Reid Anderson/Dave King
    18. Nocturnes, Dominique Pifarély Quartet
    19. Daring Mind, Jihye Lee Orchestra
    20. Uneasy, Vijay Iyer Trio
    21. They Are Calling Me Home, Rhiannon Giddens
    22. I Told You So, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
    23. Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated, Igor Levit
    24. Sounds of Mirrors, Dhafer Youssef
    25. Arco Iris, Amina Alaoui
     
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    A lot to sort through here that I'm not familiar with, but being a B3 fan, I tried Delvon Lamarr. Excellent!
     
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    Enjoying the album That's How We Roll. This is a variant on Hunting Wabbits:

     

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