This is the first in a series of sets where we explore the groove of contemporary jazz. If the tune was recorded in the 21st century, we consider it "contemporary". For this first collection, we highlight some of the artists that have been topping "the critic's charts" most recently.

  1. Jason Parker Quartet - Bashert
    (from: "No More No Less")
  2. Tom Harrell - Bird In Flight
    (from: "Roman Night")
  3. Brad Mahldau - Into The City
    (from: "Highway Rider")
  4. Darcy James Argue - Zeno
    (from: "Infernal Machines")
  5. Joel Harrison - Between The Traveler And The Setting Sun
    (from: "Urban Myths")
  6. Vijay Iyer - Mystic Brew
    (from: "Historicity")
  7. Christian Scott - After All
    (from: "Yesterday You Said Tomorrow")
  8. Corey Wilkes - First Mind
    (from: "Cries From The Ghetto")
  9. Steve Lehman Octet - Echoes
    (from: "Travail, Transformation, and Flow")

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COMMENTS  on  Contemporary Corners (collection 1)

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Tue Aug 10 11:09:44 PDT 2010
pfs said:
I've already bookmark this article and will definitely refer this article to all my close friends and colleagues. Thanks for posting!
Mon Jul 26 17:50:06 PDT 2010
mindflyer said:
very nice selection! my fav is track 2 and 3! Thanks!
Sat Jul 24 02:48:54 PDT 2010
mendes said:
beautifull !!!
Mon Jul 19 08:16:00 PDT 2010
El Slick said:
Excellent music for the head.... while you're working (and any other time). My creative juices are in "flow mode". Thanks for the offerings.
Thu Jul 8 21:54:23 PDT 2010
steve said:
thanks for the great tunes.
Tue Jun 29 20:56:53 PDT 2010
Jeff said:
Nice to hear some modern contemporary grooves here.
Tue Jun 29 17:04:57 PDT 2010
Jason Parker said:
Thanks so much for including me in such an esteemed list of musicians. These are all my favs, and I'm honored to be part of it.

Jason Parker
Tue Jun 29 13:37:35 PDT 2010
BC said:
This first set is dedicated to our twitter peeps.
Thanks for keeping jazz current, and for all the great jazz recommendations!


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