Here's the next list of my lists. It's Jass Time! This Jazz though is mostly in the "Free" vein or experimental. Some of it might not even be considered jazz by some (barbarians!). This list will mostly appeal to those of you who like the last experimental drone list. anyway...
1. Jeremiah Cymerman - Sky Burial (5049 Records)
2. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation)
3. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light (Constellation)
Oh Colin, the favorite saxophone player of everyone who doesn't know the name of any other living saxophone players. I kid, I kid. Well, it's probably true, However, fortuantely for us, he's good enough that we don't need to give a care about that. Most of you probably already know this album. If you don't, then get in the know right now. This might be my favorite of the 3 "New History of Warfare" releases. This is also not what many people would refer to as Jazz. Regardless, its powerful and transcendent and still unbelievable that these things are recorded solo. Geez, Constellation Records, while don't you just release all the best albums of the year?
4. Arve Henriksen - Places of Worship (Rune Grammofon)
Trumpeter Arve's 2007, "Strjon" is one my favorite albums of all time and a super underrated classic.
This is not as good as that, but it is still "Arve Henriksen good". First thing to know is that ol' Arve has the best best best trumpet tone ever. Also This is a very Norwegian feeling record. It's also very meditative, which is good as per its theme/title. Occasionally it might go a slightly a little too new agey for some of you, but you should not fear it my friend! Mostly, man that trumpet!
5. Ches Smith and These Arches - Hammered (Clean Feed)
This video is a song on the album but live and the sound quality is not particularly great so I kind of don't want to post it. But anyway you get the idea.
6. Craig Taborn Trio - Chants (ECM Records)
This video is not the album but live and seems to have been recorded on VHS or something. anyway it will give you the feel of it.