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    Coleman, Osby, Lehman, Mahanthappa. Tenor counterparts?

    Mahanthappa might be the odd one out there by a bit, but Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, and Steve Lehman all definitely have a similar vocabulary--angular and chromatic--and sharp/agitated tone.

    What tenor players have a similar style? All that comes to mind is Gary Thomas and Mark Shim.

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    Rudresh's replacement in Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers band is a guy named Ole Mathisen, who kind of has the sound you're describing. I haven't really listened to any of his other stuff besides his playing on "Inana", though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EGBDF View Post
    Mahanthappa might be the odd one out there by a bit, but Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, and Steve Lehman all definitely have a similar vocabulary--angular and chromatic--and sharp/agitated tone.

    What tenor players have a similar style? All that comes to mind is Gary Thomas and Mark Shim.
    Off the top of my head i can't think of anyone... Tony Malaby at times but not really... Haven't heard Gary Thomas will have to check him out...

    I haven't listened to a lot of Osby and Mahanthappa but i definitely associate Mahanthappa/Osby/Coleman/Lehman in my mind... on a side note, i wonder if people who know Coleman mainly from his work in the 90s have checked out his recent stuff... it's like 80s Miles compared to the Second Great Quintet, IMO... (flawed analogy etc and no disrespect intended to either 80s Miles or 90s Coleman...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xybert View Post
    Off the top of my head i can't think of anyone... Tony Malaby at times but not really... Haven't heard Gary Thomas will have to check him out...

    I haven't listened to a lot of Osby and Mahanthappa but i definitely associate Mahanthappa/Osby/Coleman/Lehman in my mind... on a side note, i wonder if people who know Coleman mainly from his work in the 90s have checked out his recent stuff... it's like 80s Miles compared to the Second Great Quintet, IMO... (flawed analogy etc and no disrespect intended to either 80s Miles or 90s Coleman...)

    I haven't found a lot of Gary Thomas in that vein, but this particular example without a doubt proves that he can get real mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj3vIRtOO6U

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGBDF View Post
    I haven't found a lot of Gary Thomas in that vein, but this particular example without a doubt proves that he can get real mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj3vIRtOO6U
    Enjoyed listening to that; Cheers... I think that there is something in particular to the sound of the alto that adds to the bite, that sense of urgency that Lehman and co's playing carries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xybert View Post
    Enjoyed listening to that; Cheers... I think that there is something in particular to the sound of the alto that adds to the bite, that sense of urgency that Lehman and co's playing carries...
    Yeah that's a great piece. Wish there was more like it... wish there was ANYTHING like it, even by Coleman.

    By the way, here is my pre-made list of 'metal' jazz. You might find it interesting:

    71 by Inzinzac (kinda Dillingery) http://soundcloud.com/hightwo/71-inzinzac

    Never, Ever, Ever by Cuong Vu (basically Meshuggah jazz) http://music.cuongvu.com/track/never-ever-ever) Also Accelerated Thoughts off the same album (which you can download for free)

    The Bronx by David Binney (bizzare, but very heavy) http://soundcloud.com/egbdf/03-the-bronx

    Pure Hatred by Speak (more Meshuggah) http://www.myspace.com/octopusluck/m...atred-67482131

    Foster Brothers by Steve Lehman (has some Meshuggah-like chugs) http://www.amazon.com/Foster-Brothers/dp/B007IJJ5U2

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