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Best of jazz – year 2009

Here are the 20 best jazz tracks of 2009, from 20 outstanding albums.

Discover all the details of each albums listed by scrolling down and listen directly to all the tracks with our Spotify playlist.

Best Jazz 2009

WHO Trio

Best Jazz 2009 - WHO Trio - Less Is More
WHO Trio
“The Pump”
from Less Is More
(Clean Feed)
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Ramsey Lewis

Best Jazz 2009 - Ramsey Lewis - Songs From The Heart Ramsey Plays Ramsey
Ramsey Lewis
“To Know Her Is To Love Her”
from Songs From The Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey
(Concord Jazz)

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Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy

Best Jazz 2009 - Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves
Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy
“This Love Affair”
from Spirit Moves
(Greenleaf Music)

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Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver

Best Jazz 2009 - Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver - Floating Islands
Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver
“Ritual”
from Floating Islands
(ILK Music)
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Chris Potter Underground

Best Jazz 2009 - Chris Potter Underground - Ultrahang
Chris Potter Underground
“Ultrahang”
from Ultrahang
(ArtistShare)

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Darius Jones Trio

Best Jazz 2009 - Darius Jones Trio - Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)
Darius Jones Trio
“Chasing The Ghost”
from Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)
(AUM Fidelity)
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Anouar Brahem

Anouar Brahem - The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
Anouar Brahem
“The Astounding Eyes Of Rita”
from The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
(ECM)

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Vijay Iyer Trio

Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity
Vijay Iyer Trio
“Somewhere”
from Historicity
(ACT)

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Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Infernal Machines
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
“Transit”
from Infernal Machines
(New Amsterdam Records)

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Mulatu Astatke, The Heliocentrics

Mulatu Astatke, The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information
Mulatu Astatke, The Heliocentrics
“Cha Cha”
from Inspiration Information
(Strut)

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John Patitucci Trio

John Patitucci Trio
“Messaien’s Gumbo”
from Remembrance
(Concord Jazz)

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Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
Allen Toussaint
“St. James Infirmary”
from The Bright Mississippi
(Nonesuch)
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Tomasz Stanko Quintet

Tomasz Stanko Quintet - Dark Eyes
Tomasz Stanko Quintet
“Terminal 7”
from Dark Eyes
(ECM)
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David S. Ware

David S. Ware - Shakti
David S. Ware
“Shakti”
from Shakti
(AUM Fidelity)
Website

The Whitefield Brothers

The Whitefield Brothers - Earthology
The Whitefield Brothers
“Safari Strut”
from Earthology
(Now-Again Records)

Fly

Fly - Sky & Country
Fly
“Sky & Country”
from Sky & Country
(ECM)
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Herculaneum

Herculaneum
“The Sparrow”
from Herculaneum III
(Clean Feed)

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Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet - Isla
Portico Quartet
“Isla”
from Isla
(Real World Records)

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Mostly Other People Do The Killing

Mostly Other People Do The Killing - Forty Fort
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
“Pen Argyl”
from Forty Fort
(Hot Cup Records)
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Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis

Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis - Yokohama
Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis
“Kawaraban”
from Yokohama
(Intakt Records)
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Playlist Best Jazz 2009

Albums’ List

Here is the list of the 20 best jazz 2009 albums:

  • WHO Trio – Less Is More
  • Ramsey Lewis – Songs From The Heart: Ramsey Plays Ramsey
  • Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy – Spirit Moves
  • Lotte Anker, Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver – Floating Islands
  • Chris Potter Underground – Ultrahang
  • Darius Jones Trio – Man’ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)
  • Anouar Brahem – The Astounding Eyes Of Rita
  • Vijay Iyer Trio – Historicity
  • Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Infernal Machines
  • Mulatu Astatke, The Heliocentrics – Inspiration Information
  • John Patitucci Trio – Remembrance
  • Allen Toussaint – The Bright Mississippi
  • Tomasz Stanko Quintet – Dark Eyes
  • David S. Ware – Shakti
  • The Whitefield Brothers – Earthology
  • Fly – Sky & Country
  • Herculaneum – Herculaneum III
  • Portico Quartet – Isla
  • Mostly Other People Do The Killing – Forty Fort
  • Aki Takase, Louis Sclavis – Yokohama

2000’s

Discover all the other 2000’s jazz selections: 2000200120022003200420052006200720082009

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