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  • germanius

    Thank you all! Thanks to Last.fm i have found beautiful music and your community!

    februari 2009
  • SirAlecHendrix

    thanks for your appreciation. as we have the artist radio now, we even can listen to their music reliably. i'm thinking about some new features to make this group even more exciting. please you all feel free to make suggestions.

    februari 2009
  • imhuman

    I want to say this group is phenomenal thanks for it. I understand how difficult it must be to catagorize what future jazz can imply as it has alot to do with what an individuals vision might be. But thats whats so great. Recognizing those musicians that are doing something new and unique or pushing boundries.

    februari 2009
  • BottaBass

    Hi everybody! I'm Alessandro, bass player from Modena, Italy. Here I leave you a link for my LastFm page: http://www.lastfm.it/music/Alessandro+Bottura . If you want, you can leave a comment to let me know what you think about them! Hope you enjoy!

    januari 2009
  • SirAlecHendrix

    actually, i don't know how spyro gyra got into the artist connections, and i have disconnected them.

    januari 2009
  • SirAlecHendrix

    BTW, a 'featured artists' station with 15 artists only will follow, so that we can focus on a smaller group of good suggestions, and this radio can be "rotated", i.e. the compilation will change frequently.

    januari 2009
  • SirAlecHendrix

    you're welcome. at this moment i'm excited about creating great streaming radio stations. last.fm's group radio is a great feature but it relies on member's listening habits which of course might not exactly match a group's purpose. that's why it doesn't make any sense to mourn about whoever pops up in the charts, i couldn't care less. we now have a RELIABLE RADIO which we CAN MANAGE exactly as we WANT it to HAVE. makes sense ? so feel free to add great suggestions !

    januari 2009
  • moridin247

    Hey Alec I just wanted to say thanks for the "Play Artist Compilation" link up above. I love to listen to that at work when I don't have access to my library.

    januari 2009
  • SirAlecHendrix

    acid jazz is a style i listened to in the late 80s. at this time, for me, it was a fusion of caribbean, salsa, rap, soul and funk with jazzy elements, and i even didn't accept it as a subgenre of jazz, but today i do. it had nothing to do with drugs, and the term "acid" doesn't mean anything specific, i only interpreted it for myself as "yummy", "gum", "rubberish" because that's how the music did sound to me. BTW i run an acid jazz group : Blow Up where you can find the original artist connections of the UK and US scenes of the 80s and 90s --- today, "acid jazz" has become a synonym for all kind of 'groove jazz' including DJ mixes. "nu" is only one of many appearances of "new" or "neo", and what it means completeley depends of what follows. "nu-jazz" is a misnomer because again mostly it's just acid jazz with electronic means, sometimes called 'electronic jazz', but in fact it often is only a stylish kind of vocal jazz. 'nu-jazz' usually is confused with 'future jazz'.

    januari 2009
  • namnatulco

    Is there a clear definition for nu-jazz and acid jazz? Personally I thought 'nu-' stood for the use of modern music (in the sense of modern pop music), much like nu-metal borrows from hip-hop, while acid implies some sort of association with drugs (compare acid house). Is this somewhat in the right direction? Thanks in advance!

    januari 2009
  • ectomorfo

    Radiohead... the future of jazz, in at no. 5!

    januari 2009
  • pulsar00

    wOw

    januari 2009
  • goodm102

    hey, Check out these: http://www.last.fm/music/Metaexpanse

    december 2008
  • degraff19er

    Best group charts ever. No Radiohead! Class stuff.

    december 2008
  • dadapapa

    nice to see Stockhausen so high up in the unique weekly top charts.

    december 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    where can i listen to Our Theory ? they are not streamed on last.fm.

    december 2008
  • selim714

    I still think Our Theory should be included. You've already got Erik Truffaz here and he's a founding member of this group. You have The Yellowjackets and no Nels Cline or Skerik.

    december 2008
  • Meshugg

    Hi Guys, thank you for sharing those artists. I'm searching for music like that for a while now.

    december 2008
  • stas_ke

    Hi all) I am glad to join your group) (sorry for my English)))))

    december 2008
  • Carewnazdrewna

    Thanks for approval - nice to meet you all! Best

    november 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    join policy changed to 'owner approval'

    november 2008
  • keeletu

    "top artist" is a mainstream category, we don't have to focus on it (=

    november 2008
  • InASafePlace

    this group's chart start making more sense. If Radiohead completely dissapeared it would be even better :P

    november 2008
  • 3pbeats

    http://www.last.fm/music/Uniquetunes check out these guys from St. Petersburg, Russia

    november 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    hi morbid, makes sense to me.

    november 2008
  • morbidsymptoms

    Alec, unless I'm wrong, your ''math'' IS inaccurate. I understood that no matter how many times a user plays an artist in a week, it will only show in the group ''once''. So if you play RH a million times or once in a week it gives a 1 score for RH on the group list.This stops groups being ' flooded' by obsessives who play a single artist over and over. Therefore, on your example 7members have listened to RH in the week. Sorry to be boring; just thought you ought to know.

    november 2008
  • salacio

    I was just listening to The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, this week's featured artist. Nice stuff, very chill.

    oktober 2008
  • Yulemir

    Listen to http://www.last.fm/music/Yul+Emir instead of radiohead. Never had a marketing budget, but do have lots of interesting musical ideas.

    oktober 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    members listen to more radiohead, they are only #2 this week ... okay, let's get serious. know what ? of all our 37 members, 1 member ONLY needs to listen 7 times to RH IN THE LAST 7 DAYS ( or 7 members each 1 time, do the math) ! the result : they appear as #2. that's all.

    oktober 2008
  • Yulemir

    Been playing keys for 26 years . Here are some of my tunes. http://www.last.fm/music/Yul+Emir. Be honoured if you take a listen. My video www.myspace.com/yulemir

    oktober 2008
  • ifmusicbe

    Hi all! New to last.fm, but already have seen discussions on Radiohead, being baaad. Listen to a lot of music, but my intuitive side apparentely have avoided him. Till yesterday, when I found it scrobbled into my library. Listened to the track, and it was the most meak (right word?) I'd heard in a long time. Deleted it immediately. How come he is number 3 here?? Then again it's always fun w different opinions and discussions... :) To see Richard Bona as a connected artist is so much more gratifying... Cheers!

    oktober 2008
  • bonekhan

    This group earns my full approval.

    oktober 2008
  • wishez

    good group here, too bad it's not that active.

    oktober 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    for all to know : acid jazz / nu-jazz and some fusion and danceable groove jazz styles incl. jazz funk, jazz rap and afrobeat etc. is featured at this moment in the Nu•Jazz•Garden

    oktober 2008
  • david1003

    Hey guys, is anyone going to the Cinematic gig at the roundhouse? i can't wait! have you seen they are releasing a live CD and photos from the gig? sounds good to me :) think it's available from concert live again - they recorded last years Barbican show too:concertlive. co. uk - just wanted to let you all know too :)

    oktober 2008
  • moridin247

    I enjoy fusion, nu jazz and ambient music but I don't listen to enough of it so hopefully this group will help me out :)

    oktober 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    Kammerflimmer Kollektief and Bohren & der Club of Gore are already connected to this future jazz group ! Bersarin Quartett is this week's featured artist in the AiRport, because what i listened to is not jazz but ambient music.

    oktober 2008
  • InASafePlace

    I dont really listen to jazz but I love bands like Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Bersarin Quartett, dunno if you could consider them as jazz though, but seems like some people do. Anyone for a good recommendation that suits my habits?

    oktober 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    decpet : [re:jazz] - this has been my shout at their artist's page : nice, such a versatile modern jazz group, mostly acoustical, citing and covering older pop tunes, balancing traditional and more "acid" sounding jazz styles, and let themselves remixed. after listening to their tracks i realize that "electronic/a" , "electro" and even "nu-jazz" (adimittedly, they do play some nu-jazz pieces) don't fit for this group IMHO. - i had connected them to the Nu•Jazz•Garden, because their music is nice to dance to.

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    tergan : thx for the rec, nice time signature, yes Don Ellis is definitely worth to be added to our group ( and to the new j a z z | h a u s too ).

    september 2008
  • decpet

    Question: will there be a playlist soon? The group "Re Jazz" I can recommend to watch out for.

    september 2008
  • tergan

    that's Don Ellis btw, forgot the artist in that last shout. have you heard him? if not you must hear these 2 trks

    september 2008
  • tergan

    i just realized this whole album is now available for full length streaming: Live At Monterey, excellent, especially recommend 33 222 1 222 and Concerto For Trumpet

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    new polish jazz band added to the group : chromosomos

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    the briskey big band is amazing, the same holds for the mixes of briskey (without the big band).

    september 2008
  • briskeymusic

    Briskey Big Band – Live at Ancienne Belgique _____________ ___________________ HUMO - "A thrilling, sensual and sometimes hot-blooded record" 3/4 De Morgen - "Nostalgia and mystery at their most magical" 4/5 De Standaard - "The record is like a trip through the night, a dreamy one" 3/4 Soundslike - "This is often pure class" 4/5 RifRaf - "A very enjoyable and at times exciting record” ____________http://www.last.fm/music/briskey+big+band

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    forum opened :)

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    *making the distinctions* - good you mentioned it. i think this is what we can do in the discussions, with links to the respective artists e.g. - questions and suggestions welcome.

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    this will become the most thrilling jaZz group on last.fm, promised.

    september 2008
  • SirAlecHendrix

    doors open !

    september 2008