1. "RE: Jazz-ish et al for 2021" In response to Reply # 0
I've marked a lot of stuff for my own listening since the start of the year but haven't actually listened to much yet. I'll go back in a bit and pick some highlights from what has caught my attention, but here's the Bandcamp jazz roundup for January which might be of interest.
4. "RE: Archie Shepp & Jason Moran - Let My People Go" In response to Reply # 2 Fri Feb-12-21 12:00 PM by thebigfunk
Really eager to listen to this one!
If you're new to Shepp, there's a lot of brilliant and diverse terrain to cover, especially from about '68 to '72. I'd probably start with the Impulse recordings. Attica Blues and Cry of My People are kind of unique in his catalog but are real standouts and pretty accessible.
Moran has a new album out too but I don't think it's on streaming yet.
edit: now I think I might just listen to old Shepp record's all day, lol
5. "Vijay Iyer/Linda May Han Oh/Tyshawn Sorey - Uneasy" In response to Reply # 0
Literally three of my absolute favorite musicians/composers working right now -- haven't listened to the whole thing yet but really enjoyed the first half. Looking forward to spending more time with it.
Forgot this came out last week. The first of Younge/Muhammad's Jazz is Dead releases this year -- which is actually a little surprising, considering they released five last year and here we're getting the first one in April.
Haven't listened yet but the singles were solid... and it's Gary Bartz, so it should be engaging no matter what. That said, Younge's penchant for turning everything into a movie soundtrack is starting to wear on me a bit, so we'll see...