the internet, and especially since becoming a writer and a performer,
I’ve realized how many truly great unknown musicians, poets etc. there
are. This can be discouraging, but also something of a relief. It's OK
never to be on the cover of the Rolling Stone.
not a music critic. I don't have anything to say, just: I’ve heard them
and I like them. Categories hang loosely around their shoulders here.
“Jazz” may mean “Well, she composes in a classical format but she plays
mostly in clubs” NOTE I realize there are many greats I've left
off the list; some deliberately like personal friends or artists already
well known. Feel free to make your own recommendations.
19 Jesse Cook Jazz guitarist One World One Voice (2020)
37 Amir el Saffar Trumpet, santur player Rivers of Sound
38 Rodrigo Rodriguez Shakuhachi player The Enlightenment Flute of Buddha
+1 Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra Barcelona Gypsy Balkan Orchestra Djelem, Djelem