I don't want to take derail this thread as it is great service to young and old listeners who have been listening to jazz for a long time or just getting started. Some new artists have been pointed out to me here. And, I agree, what is considered traditional now was not at the time. That applies to a lot of things in society. However, we can't just lump all jazz into one category so we have to use terms like traditional, modern, etc.
You were the one that said "Now why on earth would anyone want to do that?". That's a rigid statement. There's room for exploring new types of music. "No offense to the music" means that you are not giving an opinion on whether the music is bad or good or you don't mind the links. The two parts of your reply are not related so I'm responding to the first part. Taking a break is literally taking a break. In order to listen to what is new you have to take a break from one's normal listening habits or genres. That's how I set up my post as the music wasn't the traditional style of jazz, but more modern and possibly not for everyone. Maybe I should have said, "Here's something different". In the end, your reply was not necessary and did not add anything to my post or the thread. That's not to say you haven't been a major part of the thread. I just felt the rigidity in your first reply necessitated a rebuttal. But, like I said, lets keep this thread on track. Maybe there was some sarcasm in your original reply that I didn't get. But unless someone knows you or uses a happy face that cannot easily be determined.
I'm confused. Didn't I write "No offense meant to the music you posted."?
And by the way, Be-bop, the music that Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie introduced back the 1940s, was not considered to be "traditional" jazz back when it was first played. In fact this radical music, as it was called at the time, really turned jazz on its ear. It is only 70 years later that Charlie Parker and be-bop are considered "traditional" jazz. Time has a funny way of taking the edge off of most things. For real traditional jazz I suggest: