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Grrrr... Young Lions Revisited

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It had to happen. The bastards came of jazz-age in the eighties and nineties—an era when young lions roamed the earth (and the mall record bins) and, sooner or later, attention must be paid. What to say about this last gasp of mainstream, corporate-approved jazz before the collapse of the majors? Oh, so very, very much. So much in fact that some of the ranting had to be tagged on to the ending just to avoid sinking the ship. Pop matters? Old 97s and early Kraftwerk . . .

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  • Discussion of the "Young Lions" movement in general. 1:00
  • Discussion of Mark Whitfield's album True Blue (Verve) 17:30
  • Discussion of Marcus Roberts' album Blues for the New Millennium (Columbia) 34:35
  • Discussion of Kenny Kirkland's album Kenny Kirkland (GRP) 43:45
  • Discussion of Nicholas Payton's album From This Moment (Verve) 54:30
  • Pop Matters 1:10:00

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