Posted by christophermammal
Last time I did death metal. Next time will be more death metal. As an interlude and a diversion, I offer you my top choice of jazz and jazz-related albums of the year so far. Once again I’m wearing my Other Music Guy hat that my colleagues at Metal State made for me. It has pictures of bunnies and kittens on it.
Most jazz doesn’t slot easily into most metal brains. There are, however, metal lovers whose tastes are broad. Yes, some of you even like jazz, or at least the better rock, prog or metal with a jazzy flavor. If you have a sense of adventure and exploration, try this bunch. They are five very different types of music. Jazz has numerous sub-genres, just as metal does.
You may note I’ve given the highest rating to all of these picks.
Posted in Album Reviews
Tags: Avant-Garde Jazz Rock, Cassandra Wilson, Cheating the Polygraph, Classic Jazz, Coming Forth by Day, Damballa’s Voodoo Doll, Episodes 27-39, Gavin Harrison, Jazz, Jazz-Prog Fusion, Jazzy stuff, John Zorn, Mammal’s most recommended new albums, Progressive Jazz Metal, Simulacrum, The Black Codex, Trepalium