I was giving a lesson the other day, explaining the different periods of jazz and how they would interpret a song.
Swing: Simpler harmony, more "inside" playing
Bebop: Lots of ii-Vs, chordal extensions, more sophisticated lines
60s: Modal jazz
But then it occurred to me, what is going on in jazz today? Are their artists, stylistic innovations, and compositions that will be "classic" 20 years from now? Or, is jazz really dead? Has nothing really changed since the late 50s?
This discussion is more geared towards jazz in general, because Gypsy jazz is by nature a revivalist genre. But it has taken it's own path and may lead to something new.