[Dixielandjazz] Jam Groove Band improv NOT OKOM! (was Cheap
tubaman at tubatoast.com
Fri Dec 2 22:47:42 PST 2005
Again - if you are not interested in anything that is not OKOM,
delete this now!
To expand on that Tom is skipping over, there is a moderately huge
trend in the so-called jazz fusion market, maybe a leftover from the
Grateful Dead-meet-Miles Davis via Frank Zappa & James Brown crowd,
but a lot of people are touring and playing for very large
audiences! It is a sort of blending of improvised rock with a jazz/
funk groove - sometimes called "acid jazz" - and this has been going
on for a few years now.
Two of the leading bands in this field are "Galactic" from New
Orleans and "Soulive" - I know several of the musicians in Galactic
have roots in OKOM and Klezmer but you would not pick up on that
right away. There is a radio station in Sacramento with a very good
program Saturday nights that covers this style:
http://www.capradio.org/programs/acidjazz/default.aspx you can
listen live from their website but there seems to be no archive
I like to listen to that show after a long Saturday at the Sacramento
Jubilee - it is pleasant to my ears without being in the "Smooth
jazz" wasteland and there is a lot of interesting creativity happening!
On Dec 2, 2005, at 3:28 PM, tcashwigg at aol.com wrote:
> I believe they currently refer to it as Jam Groove Band improv.
> A Far Cry from Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band
> or even Paul Schaffer on Letterman.
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