I was looking at some of the new and recent releases listed on http://www.djangostation.com/
and thinking about the comments Jack just made about Stephane Wrembel in another thread and was wondering: Are we heading into a particularly good stretch for music?
Many of the folks who were new to Django's music five years ago are starting to develop their own voices. More players are writing their own pieces (look at the listing for the new Samson Schmitt and Wrembel albums). Some interesting tunes are being recorded (e.g., Johnny Rosenberg doing "Try a Little Tenderness", the Basie and Vian tunes on the new Pommes de ma Douche album). And there are some honest-to-goodness bands like Mystère Trio and Les doigts de l’homme that are writing and playing original material in a rather original style.
So...what do you folks think? Am I just pointing out the fringe stuff that's always been around? Or are things starting to get a little more interesting?