The mainstream in jazz today is so vast as to almost have no meaning as a label. There’s the radio mainstream of endless standards done inoffensively, there’s the mainstream of styles from the past in various stages of revival and/or continuation, there are electric styles that have a certain new-tradition stance, and on from there.
BMR4 can be referred to as mainstream, as they are a swinging outfit with a very nice gathering of improvisers doing some things with material that in no way mirrors the usual run-of-the-mill choices.
- Friday Night BMR4 – Chris Bernhardt with Marty Binder, Michael Levin, and Chris Mahieu
- Saturday Night BMR4 – Chris Bernhardt with John Kattke, Shawn Maxwell, and Darren Scorza