Top Jazz Albums Of The Past Five Years?
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It's very late and I'm up searching for something new to listen to. What are, in your opinion, the top jazz releases that have came out recently and dating back five years? Don't matter which kind of jazz it is under, however preferably I like soul-jazz, traditional jazz, blues, and avant-garde.

Also, what are the future releases that are worth keeping an eye out for?

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well, I think Bill Bruford's Earthworks is pretty hot. Stamping Ground (live) is from '94, which has a very cool type of avant-garde fusion. highly recommended. they're still very much current, so if you really need something post-'97, check some of their more recent stuff. Stamping Ground is fantastic tho.
 
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Jason Moran - Modernistic, Black Stars
McCoy Tyner - Plays Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard
Dave Holland Bigband/Quintet - What Goes Around/Prime Directive
Pat Martino - Live at Yoshi's
Roy Haynes - Praise

Honorable mention goes to: Horace Silver - Jazz Has a Sense of Humor
 
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I would have to say anything from the Thirsty Ear "Blue Series" which started in 2000 and has about 14 releases up until now with more to come.

The "Blue Series" features Musicians such as: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Tim Berne, Evan Parker, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Joe McPhee and many other great Jazz Musicians.

www.thirstyear.com
 
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Way too many, but I'll limit it to ten:

1. Cecil Taylor Quartet-Nailed (although it was recorded in 1990, it wasn't released until 2000)
2. Ben Allison-Ride the Nuclear Tiger
3. Michael Blake-Elevated
4. Marty Ehrlich-Song
5. Myra Melford-Above Blue
6. David S. Ware--Corridors & Parallels (one of the best recordings for acoustic bass, by William Parker, that I know of)
7. Ken Vandermark-Acoustic Machine
8. Tony Bianco/Paul Dunmall-Hour Glass (blazing tenor by Paul Dunmall)
9. Frank Kimbrough-Noumena
10. Lan Xang-Hidden Gardens (Naxos)
 
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I would have to say anything from the Thirsty Ear "Blue Series" which started in 2000 and has about 14 releases up until now with more to come.

The "Blue Series" features Musicians such as: Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Tim Berne, Evan Parker, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Joe McPhee and many other great Jazz Musicians.

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Yes! Anything by anyone on this list will be a worthwhile purchase.
 
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A few that come to mind right now:

Billy Bang- "Vietnam: The Aftermath"
Oliver Lake- "Talkin' Stick"
Horace Tapscott- "Aiee! The Phantom" (came out in '96...)
Bobo Stenson Trio- "War Orphans", "Serenity"
Charles Lloyd-"Canto"
Tomasz Stanko- "From the Green Hill"
Faruq Z. Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers- "19 Moons"
The Northwoods Improvisers- "Branches"
 
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