James and Dave spin some Underground Jazz live in London on Voices Radio
Last week, James and Dave took over the airwaves in London to play some underground jazz on Voices Radio. The one-hour slot covered a new guard of jazz musicians — the artists who are subverting and evolving the genre. Think: Kamasi Washington, Joe Chambers, Mike Bentley, Greg Foat, Chip Wickham, Joe-Armon Jones, Maxwell Owin; producers who are lifting Jazz away from something that is static and finished, to something fresh and ever-changing.
The aim of the show is to try and change the perception of jazz’s rotten public image — an often over-intellectualized, eat-your-vegetables idea of great American music. It’s not your grandfathers jazz. This is an ever-evolving genre of music that has its roots in that great American tradition. It isn’t trying to mimic ages past. It isn’t trying to stand still inside of a musical paradigm. This is the new chapter of improvisational music. This is underground jazz.Underground Jazz w/ @JimmyChill & @HurrByDavid – 17/01/23