I'm looking for modern jazz artists that tour and fit my preference for jazz. A lot of the jazz I like most is played by greats who are no longer with us. I'd love to go see some great live jazz but just don't really know where to start.
I LOVE live jazz and want to know what modern artists I should keep my eye out for. At this point I just happen across live jazz concerts and rarely set out to see specific artists (with the exception of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra). I'd like some suggestions on modern jazz artists/ensembles to check out based on the albums I've listed below.
Old stuff I like:
Lee Morgan - Sidewinder, Tom Cat, The Gigolo
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight, The Witch Doctor, Indestructible, Mosaic
Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban
John Coltrane - Coltrane, Blue Train
Kai Winding - Nuf Said
Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib
Some modern stuff I like:
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra - They Came to Swing
Wycliffe Gordon - Bone Structure
James Carter - Chasin' the Gypsy
Jam Miami - A Celebration of Latin Jazz
Kansas City Soundtrack
I'm a trumpet player, but I love love love listening to great trombone and baritone sax players as well. I'm mostly looking for 50s/60s style combo jazz. I gravitate towards hard bop as well as Latin. Most modern artists/ensembles I've heard on disc just sound too polished, so it would be nice to hear something a little more raw.
Album recommendations would also be welcomed.
I've had a look at these five threads
, but am looking for something a little more specific, so I figured I'd ask.