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Best of jazz – year 2017

20 tracks from 20 amazing jazz albums released in 2017. Here is the Spotify playlist, and all the tracklisting (artists, labels, links to the website, and/or social media).

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Best Jazz 2017

Colin Stetson

Best Jazz 2017 - Colin stetson – all this i do for glory
Colin Stetson
‎”In The Clinches”
from All This I Do For Glory
(52Hz)

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Ahmad Jamal

Best Jazz 2017 - Ahmad Jamal - Marseille
Ahmad Jamal
‎”Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”
from Marseille
(Jazz Village)
Website

Anouar Brahem

Best Jazz 2017 - Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams
Anouar Brahem
‎”Bahia”
from Blue Maqams
(ECM)

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Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra

Best Jazz 2017 - Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra - The Reason Why Vol. 3
Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra
“Ne Rien Voir, Dire, Entendre”
from The Reason Why Vol. 3
(Headspin Recordings)

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To discover all the original tracks covered by Goran Kafjes Subtropic Arkestra in The Reason Why Vol I, II & III, you can also read this post (with full playlist)

Aruán Ortiz

Best Jazz 2017 - Aruán Ortiz - Cubanism
Aruán Ortiz
‎”L’ouverture Op.1 (Château De Joux)”
from Cubanism
(Intakt Records)

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Debre Damo Dining Orchestra

Best Jazz 2017 - Debre Damo Dining Orchestra - DDDO2
Debre Damo Dining Orchestra
‎”Le Plongeur”
from DDDO2
(DDDO)
Bandcamp

Reflections In Cosmo

Best Jazz 2017 - Reflections In Cosmo - Reflections In Cosmo
Reflections In Cosmo
‎”Cosmosis”
from Reflections In Cosmo
(RareNoise Records)
Website

Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto

Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto - Harmonies
Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto
“Édification en forme de Ogives”
from Harmonies
(Shhpuma)
Website

Vijay Iyer Sextet

Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over
Vijay Iyer Sextet
‎”Far From Over”
from Far From Over
(ECM)

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Aki Rissanen

Aki Rissanen - Another North
Aki Rissanen
‎”Blind Desert”
from Another North
(Edition Records)
Website

The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming - Death To The Planet
The Comet Is Coming
“Start Running”
from Death To The Planet
(Leaf)

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Mark De Clive-Lowe

Mark De Clive-Lowe - Live At The Blue Whale
Mark De Clive-Lowe
‎”The Golden Lady / for Sun Ra”
from Live At The Blue Whale
(Mashibeats)

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Horse Lords

Horse Lords - Mixtape IV
Horse Lords
‎”Stay On It”
from Mixtape IV
(Northern Spy)

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Aron Ottignon

Aron Ottignon - Nile
Aron Ottignon
‎”Waterfalls”
from Nile
(Blue Note)
Twitter

Mariel Roberts

Mariel Roberts - Cartography
Mariel Roberts
‎”Gretchen Am Spinnrade”
from Cartography
(New Focus Recordings)
Website

Angles 9

Angles 9 - Disappeared Behind The Sun
Angles 9
‎”Equality & Death (Mothers, Fathers, Where Are Ye?)”
from Disappeared Behind The Sun
(Clean Feed)
Website

Gorilla Mask

Gorilla Mask - Iron Lung
Gorilla Mask
“Before I Die”
from Iron Lung
(Clean Feed)
Website

Akua Dixon

Akua Dixon - Akua's Dance
Akua Dixon
‎”Afrika! Afrika!”
from Akua’s Dance
(Akua’s Music)

Website Twitter

Jaimie Branch

Jaimie Branch - Fly Or Die
Jaimie Branch
‎”Theme Nothing”
from Fly Or Die
(International Anthem)

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Binker & Moses

Binker & Moses - Journey To The Mountain Of Forever
Binker & Moses
“Intoxication From The Jahvmonishi Leaves”
from Journey To The Mountain Of Forever
(Gearbox Records)
Bandcamp

Playlist 2017

Best Jazz 2017 Albums’ List

  • Colin Stetson “All This I Do For Glory”
  • Ahmad Jamal “Marseille”
  • Anouar Brahem “Blue Maqams”
  • Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra ‎”The Reason Why Vol. 3″
  • Aruán Ortiz “Cubanism”
  • Debre Damo Dining Orchestra “DDDO2”
  • Reflections In Cosmo “Reflections In Cosmo”
  • Joana Gama, Luís Fernandes, Ricardo Jacinto “Harmonies”
  • Vijay Iyer Sextet “Far From Over”
  • Aki Rissanen “Another North”
  • The Comet Is Coming ‎”Death To The Planet”
  • Mark De Clive-Lowe “Live At The Blue Whale”
  • Horse Lords “Mixtape IV”
  • Aron Ottignon “Nile”
  • Mariel Roberts “Cartography”
  • Angles 9 “Disappeared Behind The Sun”
  • Gorilla Mask “Iron Lung”
  • Akua Dixon “Akua’s Dance”
  • Jaimie Branch “Fly Or Die”
  • Binker & Moses “Journey To The Mountain Of Forever”

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