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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Did Jazz Die After 1969?

Posted by on June 28 at 11:44 AM

[We] have not heard a great jazz album since 1969.

Lord have mercy, we have a Northwest version of Stanley Crouch on staff!

This statement is so comprehensively wrong, I need to go outside and take a calming walk. (You just trying to wind me up, Charles?)

But, off the top of my head, I will say that all of these artists have made jazz albums that can stand with anything in the genre pre-‘69: Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Don Cherry, Terje Rypdal, Weather Report, Alice Coltrane, Love Cry Want, Return to Forever, Matthew Shipp, Ornette Coleman, Joe Henderson, and Wayne Shorter. I could go on, but your eyes are probably already glazed over.