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Seattle's KNKX: The New Cool brings modern jazz to Friday night in 2021

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ABE BEESON writes.......The new year has finally arrived, and everyone's is looking forward to gradually moving past the pandemic and returning to some version of normal. The New Cool is beginning a new normal Friday night. After four years, we're taking our modern jazz show from Saturday afternoons to Friday nights at 9 on KNKX. It's part of a brand new expanded jazz lineup that's sure to get your weekend started right.

Over 100 years of recorded jazz, The New Cool looks to the future. This show celebrates the jazz of today, made by open-minded musicians who grew up with hip hop, punk rock, electronic music, folk musics of the world and a whole lot of soul.

You'll hear a wide variety of styles on The New Cool, from the deep funk of Delvon Lamarr's DLO3 to the veterans of the scene, Medeski Martin & Wood; electronic elements from Mocean Worker and Koop; indie-rock influences of Industrial Revelation and the Barrett Martin Group; highly rhythmic grooves with agressive improvisation from Theo Croker, Roy Hargrove, Kamasi Washington and more. We also make room for the Americana stylings of Bill Frisell and Julian Lage, and our ears are wide open to your suggestions as well!

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