Best of 2014: Experimental Jazz Edition

  • Tue
    Dec 09
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 11
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

2014 is quickly coming to an end, which means it's time to take a look back at some of the great music released this year. On this week's edition of That Righteous Jive, we'll be listening to my favorite experimental jazz of 2014. I've got five different albums from five incredible artists:

5.

Quick Fix. This trio from Saratoga Springs continues to impress me with their combination of jazz, rock & post-bop. This year they released their second album together: Golden Ticket

 

 

 

4.

Omaha Diner. This quartet supergroup is composed of Charlie Hunter (guitar), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Bobby Previte (drums) and Skerik (saxaphone). Together they deconstruct and reimagine (in their own avant-garde jazzy way) various songs which at some point have reached #1 on the Top 40 pop chart. This year they released their eponymous debut album.

 

 

3.

Fox Capture Plan. This trio from Japan plays a beautiful fusion of jazz & post-rock as they attempt to redefine what a piano trio is capable of. This year they released their third album together: Wall.

 

 

 

2.

Tuatara. This Seattle-based supergroup shares member with R.E.M., Critters Buggin, The Chills, Screaming Trees and more. Together they play cinematic and psychedelic jazz-rock fusion. This year they released their first album since 2008: Underworld.

 

 

 

1.

Snarky Puppy. A music collective originally formed in Denton, Texas (now centered in Brooklyn, NY). Although they're rooted in jazz, SP explore a wide range of different styles and use various un-traditional instruments such as synthesizers. This is truly jazz-fusion at its best. This year they released an amazing collection of live recordings from their first European tour: We Like It Here.

 

 

Stream it live December 9th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio!