Following the very successful 50's/60's Jazz thread, I'd love to hear about some quality up-to-date Jazz recommendations. I've been scouring the web looking for clues as to what may float my boat out of recent releases and have found some really nice stuff.. and also some very dull safe stuff.
I like my Jazz to be expressive, raw and hard work! With the occasional ballad...
But thats just my taste. Any recommendations from 2000 onwards would be welcome and hopefully useful for all Jazzters on here.
I'll kick off with this little gem that I found:
Christian Lillingers Grund - First Reason (2009). Hes a twenty something year old drummer and boy does he drum! This is his first solo release and I've played it to death since I downloaded it. It's got everything I like about jazz; Spontaneity, original ideas, soul, and also important for me is great recorded sound. 65 mins of great modern Jazz.