[JPL] Young Players
tomthejazzman at embarqmail.com
Mon Feb 11 01:41:34 EST 2008
Michelle and Jim ....you have started what I was hoping would be such a
discussion. I am working with a promoter of an event and I don't
believe they understand it either even though they are doing the
booking. I agree with Jim's thoughts and names. To me young in this
case probably is under 50 since most of their patrons are in the
70's-90's in years.
Christian Scott, Donald Harrison, Wycliffe Gordon, Russell Malone seem
to fit into this profile for me along with previously mentioned
artists. Lets build a bigger list and have some discussion. I also
have Anat Cohen in the group.
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> All - I, also, took Tom's request to mean "Trad Jazz", and yes, beside some
> school groups who have embraced the art form, there are very few younger
> players. I remember when clarinet player Evan Christopher was a young prodigy
> performing at the Summit Jazz Festival. Relatively speaking, Howard Alden is a
> That aside, I would like to see a discussion on the actual definitions of the
> different sub-genres of jazz music. I find myself using "straight-ahead" to
> cover anything that is not "trad" or "smooth". It is time I broaden my
> Michelle from Peeedro
>> Reading responses to the question, there seems to be some confusion
>> about the term "Traditional Jazz". To a be-bopper, the term means
>> early New Orleans or Chicago-style in the 20s - the kind of music
>> played at The Sacramento Dixieland Festival, or Hot Jazz Societies.
>> In the past twenty years "Traditional Jazz" seems to have morphed into
>> covering most any jazz that doesn't involve electric instruments.
>> I'm not sure what style was intended here but it seems there are very
>> few young players of traditional "Traditional Jazz" but quite a few of
>> the post swing/pre-fusion style of the 50s-60s like Benny Green, Roy
>> Hargrove, the Clayton Brothers, Cyrus Chestnut, etc. but some of them
>> like Hargrove also have an edgier modern style group, too.
>> Another term I've never understood is "post-modern" - what's that
>> supposed to mean, futuristic?
>> Jim Wilke
>> Jazz After Hours, PRI
>> On Sunday, February 10, 2008, at 01:17 PM, TomtheJazzman wrote:
>>> Who would you suggest as young players of Traditional Jazz for someone
>>> looking for such for a weekend festival. Thanks for your thoughts.
>>> ALOHA Tom
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