Been listening to a lot of 50's-60's vintage jazz lately, the likes of Coltrane, Rollins, Dex, Parker, Henderson, Stitt, Mobley, Shorter, etc. you know the old greats in bop/hard bop/cool/modal jazz.
Now, I have long had a nagging hunch that there's a lot of later good mainstream sax jazz out there starting with the likes and styles of "younger-generation" players like Michael Brecker r.i.p. and Jerry Bergonzi, say, from the 90's on. Ending in, I don't know - you say ?
I'm not a great fan of free or fusion, more of a mainstream and latin jazz guy plus of course 50's -60's stuff out of scope here... Anyways, looking for some new stuff to prove myself that mainstream jazz based on harmony and rhythm is alive and well .
Names ? Top tracks ? Rising talents ? Spotify links ? YouTube videos ? News from, say, N.Y.C or other major jazz scenes?
(Note: I know that M.Brecker did his main works in the fusion jazz of the 70's, but I like his later solo acoustic mainstream stuff better. Just to give a picture of the style(s) I'm roughly after...)