Wednesday, February 09, 2005

record of the week

jason moran's same mother

precisely the kind of jazz record i love - steeped in the tradition, but adventurous, honoring the jazz tradition of iconoclasm...

a record that is true to it's jazz roots without sounding like a museum piece or like a cheap, lifeless, imitation of traditional jazz that dominates mainstream jazz releases these days - which some feel are"homages" to the great tradition of jazz, but in reality do the tradition a disservice, as blindly imitating the masters of jazz sucks the life out of the music. honor the spirit, not the exact notes...

those who say, don't know. those who know, aren't saying.


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