In search of new sounds?
Look Listen no further. The latest installment of From X to Y has recommendations for fans of Fats Waller, Ornette Coleman, and Nat "King" Cole who are looking to delve deeper into jazz.
1. If you like Fats Waller…
…You might also like Judy Carmichael. One of the few true stride pianists on the scene today, Carmichael applies incredible keyboard chops to the task of keeping the flame burning for this remarkable approach to jazz piano. She is also one of the most delightful entertainers to catch in person. A strong vocalist and composer to boot, Carmichael has expanded her talents to include radio, hosting the engaging Jazz Inspired.
Album to Start With: ...and Basie Called Her Stride
2. If you like Ornette Coleman…
…You might also like alto saxophonist and composer Darius Jones. Wielding an intense, vocal sound in his saxophone work and sharing Coleman’s endlessly questing musical vision, Jones has already traversed some remarkable ground in his still-early career. From highly acclaimed trio and quartet albums, to duo recitals (and education work!) with fellow innovator Matthew Shipp, to even a highly ambitious exhibition of his compositional talents with The Oversoul Manual, Jones has firmly clarified his position as a groundbreaking artist to watch.
Album to Start With: Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation)
3. If you like Nat "King" Cole…
…You might also like Loston Harris. A mainstay at The Carlyle’s Bemelmans Bar in New York City, Harris offers the same honeyed voice and effortless piano swing that made Cole’s music so delightful. With an impressive catalog of highly enjoyable and swinging albums, Harris is one of today’s top vocal talents.
Album to Start With: Swingfully Yours
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Check out the new edition of From X to Y, featuring suggested listens for fans of Fats Waller, Ornette Coleman, and Nat "King" Cole.
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