Jazz America


There is a lot of magnificent American contemporary, creative jazz, that makes it impossible to collect all that fabulous music here. In this blog mainly American jazz trompeters and saxophonists, and American bands with a trompet or saxophone player, will be mentioned. I hope you like the trompet and saxophone as much as I do. Enjoy!

Content: (1) Miles Davis (2) Freddie Hubbard (3) Roy Hargrove (4) Wynton Marsalis (5) Dave Douglas (6) Jon Hassell (7) Christian Scott (8) Kneebody (9) Igmar Thomas & The Cypher (10) Mary Halvorson Quintet (11) Eric Alexander Quartet (12) Elliot Sharp (13) Archie Shepp (14) John Zorn (15) Charlie Haden (16) Jon Irabagon (17) Bad Touch (18) Tom Harrell (19) David Darling (20) Joe Zawinul (21) Charles Lloyd (22) Cuong Vu (23) Ambrose Akinmusire (24) David Binney

(1) Miles Davis

(2) Freddie Hubbard

(3) Roy Hargrove

(4) Wynton Marsalis

(5) Dave Douglas

(6) Jon Hassell

(7) Christian Scott

(8) Kneebody

(9) Igmar Thomas & The Cypher

(10) Mary Halvorson Quintet

(11) Eric Alexander Quartet

Eric Alexander (1968) is a American jazz saophonist.

(12) Elliot Sharp

Elliot Sharp (1951) is a American jazz multi-instrumentalist.

(13) Archie Shepp

Archie Shepp (1931) is a America-African jazz saxophonist.

(14) John Zorn

John Zorn (1953) is a American avantgarde saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist.

(15) Charlie Haden

Charles Edwards Haden (1937) is a American jazz double bassist.

(16) Jon Irabagon

Jon Irabagon is a American saxophonist. Formed different bands, e.g. his Trio and Outright! and was a sideman of other jazz giants such as  Mary Halvorson Quintet, Mostly Other People Do The Killing and performed/recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Wheeler, amongst others.

(17) Bad Touch

Bad Touch is: alto saxophonist Loren Stillman, guitarist Nate Radley, organist Gary Versace, and drummer Ted Poor.

(18) Tom Harrell

Tom Harrell (1946) s a American trompeter.

(19) David Darling

David Darling (1941) is an American cellist. He played often with Norwegian jazz giants.

From the album The Sea; with Terje Rypdahl (guitar), Ketil Bjornstad (piano), Jon Christensen (drums)

(20) Joe Zawinul

Joe Zawinul (1932-2007), keyboards, is born in Austria, immigrated in his 20’s to America. With Wayne Shorter he was initiator of the band Weather Report, he played with Miles Davis amongst others and started his own band Zawinul Syndicate.

(21) Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd (1938) is an American saxophonist. He plaued with Keith Jarett, Herbie Hancock and Jack DeJohnette amongs others. 

Track from his album Mirror (2010).

(22) Cuong Vu

Trumpeter; born in Vietnam and moved as a 5 yrs old to America. Played as a sideman with many artists and has his own bands too.

On this track Cuong Vu together with Stomu Takeishi (bass) and Ted Poor (drums).

(23) Ambrose Akinmusire

American trumpeter (1981).

(24) David Binney

American saxophone player.


1 Response to Jazz America

  1. Stephanie says:

    Theo, have you heard of Thomas Chapin, alto sax and flautist, 80s and 90s in NYC, until he passed at age 40 in 1998. He played with Zorn, Zorn played at his memorial service. And said of Chapin: Tom Chapin was the real deal. A complete musician in every sense, he created work that was honest, imaginative, well crafted and cathartic. Putting himself into each and every note, he played with a rare and intense passion. His energy was absolutely astounding. He is sorely missed.

    Before his passing, he was playing on the big jazz stages in Europe with his Thomas Chapin Trio.
    I am making a film of his life and music. In the research phase. thanks for your blog and comments on boards.

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