Jazz Impressions of _______.
September 14, 2011 7:20 PM Subscribe
Traditional melodies and scales from various world musics played and riffed on with mostly jazz instrumentation and sensibilities. Where can I find more?
posted by Infernarl to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I like Toshiko Akiyoshi's occasional use of Japanese themes in her big band jazz. I like Abdullah Ibrahim's use of melodies and themes from his roots. I really like Dave Brubeck's Jazz Impressions of Japan. I like Japan themed music the most and would really like more of that but I also like a lot of other world music. Often this type of music is instrumented with mostly traditional jazz instruments plus one or two instruments distinct to that music culture. I'm thinking shakuhachi in the Japan example. I really like that aspect as well.
Gamelan Jazz? Jazz Ragas? Court music in Jazz? Please recommend anything that you think might fit even if it is obvious. I might not know about it.