Vijay Iyer Trio – Compassion
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by Paul
6d ago
Compassion is the second release by the Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Linda May Han Oh on double bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. The 12 tracks were recorded in May 2022 at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York, and the album was produced by Vijay… Read more The post Vijay Iyer Trio – Compassion appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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Lisa Ullén – Heirloom
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by Paul
6d ago
Heirloom is a solo recording by pianist Lisa Ullén. It was captured during two sessions—with an audience—on June 6 and 8, 2023, at Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden. The two concerts were identical, each exploring two variations of the same three-part suite: “Heirloom,” “Fragrance,” and “After… Read more The post Lisa Ullén – Heirloom appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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The Best Charles Mingus Albums
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by Richard Gilbert-Cross
3w ago
Is there another jazz legend with a discography as far-reaching and ambitious as Charles Mingus? His influence extended beyond traditional jazz, reaching into other genres like avant-garde, experimental, and contemporary classical music. Not to mention his powerful political songs, blues-tinted bops and gospel-tinged classics. As… Read more The post The Best Charles Mingus Albums appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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Jazz January 2024
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by Paul
1M ago
What should you expect from jazz this month? Welcome to our January 2024 selection of albums that have already been released or will soon be released this month (“What to Wait For”). These albums got our full attention and are worth your time. They are… Read more The post Jazz January 2024 appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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Best Jazz Albums of 2017
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by Paul
2M ago
Here is the finest jazz offerings of 2017, a year that gifted us with a kaleidoscope of sonic adventures, with each album being a testament to the genre’s ability to inspire, challenge and transcend musical boundaries. The albums featured in this Best Jazz Albums of… Read more The post Best Jazz Albums of 2017 appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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2024 New Jazz Music Releases
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by Paul
3M ago
What about trying to list all the 2024 new jazz music releases? If we all participate in building it, we may be able to list 6,000 releases as Tom Hull was guessing a few years back. Maybe even more. Maybe list releases from artists that… Read more The post 2024 New Jazz Music Releases appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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The Best Christmas Jazz Albums
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by Paul
3M ago
The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration—and of course, music! What better way to get into the festive spirit than with some jazz-infused Christmas tunes? Jazz and Christmas music have been intertwined for decades, with many jazz musicians putting their own spin on… Read more The post The Best Christmas Jazz Albums appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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The 10 Best British Jazz Albums
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by Richard Gilbert-Cross
3M ago
Jazz is an American art form, and its roots are deeply embedded in the history and culture of the United States. However, across the pond, there has long been a thriving jazz scene, played out in smoky bars from The Shim Sham to The Flamingo… Read more The post The 10 Best British Jazz Albums appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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The Best Thelonious Monk Albums
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by Richard Gilbert-Cross
4M ago
Thelonious Sphere Monk was a pioneer of modern jazz music. Known for his eccentricity and improvisational impishness, Monk’s performances said as much with their silences as the raw chords that dominated some of the more stripped-back ballads. Monk was also one of the most prolific… Read more The post The Best Thelonious Monk Albums appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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The 10 Best Bill Evans Albums
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by Richard Gilbert-Cross
5M ago
Bill Evans’ greatest talent was his unparalleled ability to convey emotion through his music.  What stands out most about listening to his records today is the emotional breadth his piano reaches. Evans had depth in a way no other jazz musician did. His mature style,… Read more The post The 10 Best Bill Evans Albums appeared first on Best of Jazz ..read more
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