It’s the end of the year. The last records of the year are trickling out and companies are gearing up for 2004. There’s not much left to report on the modern jazz scene. Two CDs that define modern jazz (or may even step out of the realm of, depending on your opinion) came out today – Thirsty Ear’s Blue Series release by DJ Wally and the blow-your-mind remixes of Charlie Parker’s music on Savoy’s Bird Up CD. Thirsty Ear has one more release left – Sorcerer Sessions which I wrote about previously – and that’s all I have listed for 2003.
I don’t have any concrete knowledge of 2004 releases yet, but I understand the Chick Corea Elektric Band has completed recording of their reunion CD. I’m really looking forward to that next year.