5 New Directions In Jazz Evolution

NPR’s A Blog Supreme has an interesting take on where jazz is going.

So what about today? What new strains are emerging from jazz? And who is forging the new boundaries, exploring unexamined territories of this music? The answer to these questions can be elusive. Submitted for your enjoyment, here are five new steps in the ongoing evolution of jazz. Seasoned fans will note that these sounds incorporate elements and ideas from the jazz tradition within their frameworks. They are not counter to the ideals of its history; rather, they serve as a part of its continuum.

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2 Responses to 5 New Directions In Jazz Evolution

  1. Anybody hear any ‘new strains’ in these selections? I didn’t. I heard drum machines.

  2. Stephen Malagodi says:

    I didn’t hear any new strains, or any new boundaries either. I heard drum machines and synthesizers, but I didn’t hear anything new.

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