So Long, Suckers

Jazziz gives its critics’ top ten jazz album lists in the current January/February issue, and look who made Sam Prestianni’s list, down there between Mingus and Jason Moran:

Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar (Phrase Text/Sound Grammar?)

Gato Libre: Strange Village (Muzak)

Ralph Towner: Time Line (ECM)

Kayhan Kalhor / Erdal Erzincan: The Wind (ECM)

Max Nagl: Quartier du Faisan (hatOLOGY)

Liberty Ellman: Ophiuchus Butterfly (Pi)

Dominic Duval String Quartet: Mountain Air (CIMP)

Charles Mingus: At UCLA 1965 (Mingus Music)

Kyle Gann: Nude Rolling Down an Escalator (New World)

Jason Moran: Artist in Residence (Blue Note)

That’s it, fellas, I’m outa the ghetto. Good luck with your new music, or avant-garde music, or postclassical music, or whatever the heck you call it, come hear me at Birdland and let me know how you’re doing with that academic crap.

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  1. says

    Great ! Just as I was to dip my pinky toe into this so called ‘postclassic’, Amway, pyramid scheme, the Grand Master moves with impish glee to Jazz! I feel like I’ve bought timeshares in Florida swampland. There was a time in music history when one could fake keeping up, or a gradual shift sideways into another genre (say ringtones).

  2. says

    If you’ve made it on the same list with Kayhan Kalhor, you must be doing something right!
    KG replies: Yeah, you’d think so, wouldn’t you…