This week, we'll look at the great American art form as it finds its way into the 21st century. Jazz continues to evolve in ways that are both striking and familiar. Just as Charlie Parker and Charlie Christian took popular music and stripped it to its core before radically making it their own, today's musicians are taking the cut and paste technology of hip hop and using it to disassemble, rearrange and rethink the process of improvistion. As Frank Zappa famously said "Jazz is not dead...it just smells funny" We'll start off with Bernd Burnson from his CD The Jazz Massacre and a 'Brave New World'
Hear the rest at www.last.fm/music/Bernd+Burnson Kristin Mainhart and Khromozomes return the program with a track from their 'Stranger Things' CD called 'Turn the other Cheek'
Look to myspace.com/khromozomes for more Up next is French duo Kesakoo and 'Bazouria'
Check out more at myspace.com/kesakooelectra This is Skipless from his Rooftops CD It's 'Alter'
Find more at dustedwax.org We'll close the episode of Idyllic Music with a bit of the 60's, the 90's and alot of the 21st century. This is Beatropolis and '3 Dope Boys and an Opium Sack'
Listen up at www.beatropolis.net This podcast can be heard in more than 100 countries. Look for the list at myspace.com/idyllic music
Thanks for listening. I'm Jim Nye.