We know jazz musicians, even those playing the most advanced jazz, marinate in the blues. Monica played Mary Lou Wiliams in a set with the Bees and Ry Cooder. Listen to the blue thread Monica runs through her set. Want more blues? Here is Maria Lavitsky playing Al Kooper & Shuggie Otis on Day For Night.
Blues is music boiled to pure essence; so is the pristine guitar of John Fahey. John Allen closed his show playing this shining acoustic music next to Meg Baird and Cain Nugent
Here's a set from Nazario Scenario mixing post-punk and power pop, including Gang Of Four, The New York Dolls, The Move, and Camper Van Beethoven. The power pop cultivated in the 1960's by The Move was made dark and ironic in the 1970's by Big Star, played by Therese. Run this thread to our era and find Bobby Conn, played here with his Glass Gypsies on Airborne Event With Dan Bodah. Power pop, new wave, glam, art rock, Conn's songs are multi-faceted arrow tips of 1970-1990 rock. Here is another aspect of his work below, "Angels." Enjoy.