OK Jazzfan, here's a contemporary one for ya, and I believe he and accompaning cast are all alive!
No, it's not a new one, just his best from 1998. Opens with a little reggae, has a couple of vocal tunes, one being Randy Newmans "Baltimore" sung by artists you've probably never heard of. They do fall a little to the God forbid smooth jazz side but you will get over it, they're well done. Also killer versions of Sonny Rollins "Street Runner" and "Alfie's Theme" featuring Ronnie Foster on Hammond.
It's got a little sax, trumpet, trombone, flute and strings sprinkled throughout. Well recorded, great variety of music and stylings, give it a spin and tell me it ain't JAZZ.
Oh, forgot to mention, Captian Fingers on guitar