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    Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 3:41pm
Unlike with rock music, jazz's main artists come from U.S. 

Here we can talk and recommend some fine British Jazz albums, list your faves, whatever. (please do not delve in jazz fusion, unless it's the more raw fusion type in the likes of early Soft Machine or Nucleus)

I'm interested if there's anything "classic" from the U.K. belonging to the jazz genre.  (classic meaning innovating or original or must-have, etc.. )
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Off the top of my head, Dave Holland is one of my favorite British jazz musicians, and it's inevitable Brand X will be mentioned; I love them, and they have a unique atmosphere (especially in their first 3 albums) no other fusion act Ive heard has ever come close to achieving.
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Hatfield and the north is a band of Canterbury scene. As you know the bands of this scene had jazz elements. They are here under classic fusion.
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Of course how could I forget John McLaughlin, Pablo? he's in your sig 
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Of course how could I forget John McLaughlin, Pablo? he's in your sig 

I did specify to not mention jazz fusion, but oh well... Ouch
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JM has done a lot more than just fusion Stern Smile It'd be one thing if i mentioned MO
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

JM has done a lot more than just fusion Stern Smile It'd be one thing if i mentioned MO

Yes, I know. But if I had mentioned McLaughlin initially, everyone would have thought that I'd been wanting British fusion. 

Since they already mentioned stuff like Brand X, Hatfield & the North. They're fantastic bands for me, but that's not really what I'm looking for. 


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Miller/Coxhil  The Story so far oh Really Thumbs Up and   Miller and Coxhill    Miller being Steve Miller Coxill being Lol Coxhill two brilliant albums by two of the best from English Jazz

And then of Course there is the one and only Courtney Pine.
two albums by him worth seeking out would be Journey to the Urge Within and Modern day Jazz Stories  .




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Well the UK jazz scene seemed to come alive with the Rendell-Carr Quintet around the mid-60's... I'm not really aware of some high profile jazz artiste before that
 
Not surprisingly, that band is still missing in the database..
Of course via Nucleus (Carr again) and the Canerbury scene, the JR/F scene will explode, outting the UK on the map...
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Oh yeah you cant talk about Britsh Jazz with out George Melly 
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Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

JM has done a lot more than just fusion Stern Smile It'd be one thing if i mentioned MO

Yes, I know. But if I had mentioned McLaughlin initially, everyone would have thought that I'd been wanting British fusion. 

Since they already mentioned stuff like Brand X, Hatfield & the North. They're fantastic bands for me, but that's not really what I'm looking for. 


sorry, but my knowledge on British Jazz is limited, so I hope to learn something. I know how you feel about fusion always being brought up
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oh yeah and must not forget  The Gathering by Annie Whitehead   , google her top jazz artist Thumbs Up
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Then there is always Pentangle
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Oh and of course there is Penguin Caf Orchestra to
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Originally posted by The Manticore The Manticore wrote:

Then there is always Pentangle


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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

JM has done a lot more than just fusion Stern Smile It'd be one thing if i mentioned MO

Yes, I know. But if I had mentioned McLaughlin initially, everyone would have thought that I'd been wanting British fusion. 

Since they already mentioned stuff like Brand X, Hatfield & the North. They're fantastic bands for me, but that's not really what I'm looking for. 


sorry, but my knowledge on British Jazz is limited, so I hope to learn something. I know how you feel about fusion always being brought up

Hey, no problem, my British jazz is equally or even more limited than yours, that's why I made this thread, to see if there's any "high profile jazz musician from UK".

Well, the issue with fusion being brought up always is simply because that can also be talked on PA, you know hehe. I came here for something different, if it's possible. I won't mind commenting fusion polls or the like, but hopefully they won't be the same ones as in PA. 
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Biggest Name in British Jazz at the Moment i guess would be  Jamie Cullum  not really my cup of tea but then again cant say i have heard much of his music .


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Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Of course how could I forget John McLaughlin, Pablo? he's in your sig 

I did specify to not mention jazz fusion, but oh well... Ouch

If you want real jazz, check out George Shearing, beautiful pianist in the style of Bill Evans.
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Originally posted by Hawkwise Hawkwise wrote:

Biggest Name in British Jazz at the Moment i guess would be  Jamie Cullum  not really my cup of tea but then again cant say i have heard much of his music .



Yeah, I know that guy, didn't know he was British though.

He's ok. 
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