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Best of jazz – year 2018

Here are 20 jazz tracks that made 2018.

No rank, just a playlist to enjoy outstanding music. You will find under the playlist, full details of the listed artists, album covers, titles, and sometimes links.

All comments to correct information are very welcomed. Any recommendations on missing tracks are also very welcomed 😉

Best Jazz 2018

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington - Heaven And Earth
Kamasi Washington
“Fists of Fury”
from Heaven And Earth
(Young Turks)

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Makaya McCraven

Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Makaya McCraven
“Atlantic Black” ‎
from Universal Beings
(International Anthem)

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Sons Of Kemet

Sons Of Kemet - Your Queen Is A Reptile
Sons Of Kemet
“My Queen Is Harriet Tubman” ‎
from Your Queen Is A Reptile
(Impulse!)

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Barre Phillips

Barre Phillips _- End To End
Barre Phillips
“Quest – Part 4”
from End To End
(ECM)
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Emanative

Emanative - Earth
Emanative
“Heaven’s Mirror” ‎
from Earth
(Jazzman)

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Anteloper

Anteloper - Kudu
Anteloper
“Oryx”
from Kudu
(International Anthem)
Bandcamp

Lisa Ullén

Lisa Ullén - Piano Works
Lisa Ullén
“Streets”
from Piano Works
(Disorder)
Website

Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet

Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet - To Those Who Walked Before Us
Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet
“To Those Who Walked Before Us”
from To Those Who Walked Before Us
()
Bandcamp

Angles 3

Angles 3 - Parede
Angles 3
“Equality & Death (Mothers, Fathers, Where Are Ye?)”
from Parede
(Clean Feed)
Bandcamp

Dave Liebman, Ravi Magnifique

Dave Liebman, Ravi Magnifique - Seven Stairs-India
Dave Liebman, Ravi Magnifique
“Marche sur les Nuages”
from Seven Stairs / India
(Jazzwerkstatt)

Quin Kirchner

Quin Kirchner - The Other Side Of Time
Quin Kirchner
“Drums & Tines Pt 2” ‎
from The Other Side Of Time
(Astral Spirits)

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Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger

Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger - Punkt.Vrt.Plastik
Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger
“Nuremberg Amok” ‎
from Punkt.Vrt.Plastik
(Intakt Records)
Bandcamp

Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell

Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell - Lebroba
Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell
“Worried Woman” ‎
from Lebroba
(ECM)
Bandcamp

Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose Akinmusire - Origami Harvest

Ambrose Akinmusire
“Miracle And Streetfight” ‎
from Origami Harvest
(Blue Note)

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Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett - La Fenice
Keith Jarrett
“Part I”
from La Fenice
(ECM)
Facebook

Ben Lamar Gay

Ben Lamar Gay - 500 Chains
Ben Lamar Gay
“The Escape, The Chase”
from 500 Chains
(International Anthem)
Bandcamp

DJ Khalab

DJ Khalab - Black Noise 2084
DJ Khalab
“Bafia”
from Black Noise 2084
(On The Corner Records)
Bandcamp

Binker And Moses

Binker And Moses - Alive In The East
Binker And Moses
“How Land Learnt To Be Still”
from Alive In The East?
(Gearbox Records)
Bandcamp

Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey

Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey - The Berlin Concert
Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey
“Kundry”
from The Berlin Concert
(Intakt Records)
Website

Nate Smith

Nate Smith - Pocket Change
Nate Smith
“Get Down Get Down”
from Pocket Change
(Water Baby Music)

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Jazz Playlist 2018

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Records’ List 2018

  • Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth
  • Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings
  • Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
  • Barre Phillips – End To End
  • Emanative – Earth
  • Anteloper – Kudu
  • Lisa Ullén – Piano Works
  • Christopher Ali Solidarity Quartet – To Those Who Walked Before Us
  • Angles 3 – Parede
  • Dave Liebman, Ravi Magnifique – Seven Stairs / India
  • Quin Kirchner – The Other Side Of Time
  • Kaja Draksler, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger – Punkt.Vrt.Plastik
  • Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell – Lebroba
  • Ambrose Akinmusire – Origami Harvest
  • Keith Jarrett – La Fenice
  • Ben Lamar Gay – 500 Chains
  • DJ Khalab – Black Noise 2084
  • Binker And Moses – Alive In The East?
  • Angelika Niescier, Christopher Tordini, Tyshawn Sorey – The Berlin Concert
  • Nate Smith – Pocket Change

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