A century on and the evolution of jazz continues to unfold. There will always be traditionalists and there will always be those who desire to walk the coals to find the next level of blowing. The intention of these weekly posts (every Friday) will not be to hold your hand through the chronology of jazz history, but to give you an idea of the many directions you can choose to go in the exploration of the myriad, complex, and curious forms that fall under the moniker of jazz. You can have a look at older entries here.

Invite all it may,

This cruel, unforgiving gale

Doesn't care for blossoms.

~ Monk Kusai

Masayuki Takayanagi's New Direction Unit