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Best of jazz – year 2019

Here are 20 jazz tracks & albums that made 2019.

No rank, just a selection, and a playlist to enjoy outstanding music. Any recommendations on tracks that should have made it to the playlist are also welcomed in the comments.

Best Jazz 2019

Jaimie Branch

Jaimie Branch - from Fly Or Die II Bird Dogs Of Paradise
Jaimie Branch
“Prayer For Amerikkka Pt. 1 & 2” ‎
from Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise
(International Anthem)

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Rymden

Rymden - Reflections & Odysseys
Rymden
“Rymden – The Odyssey”
from Reflections & Odysseys
(Jazzland Recordings)

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Tropiques

Tropiques - Into The Wild
Tropiques
“Traces Left Behind”
from Into The Wild
(Headspin Recordings)

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The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming - Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
The Comet Is Coming
‎”Blood Of The Past”
from Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
(Impulse!)

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William Hooker

William Hooker
‎”Chain Gangs”
from Symphonie Of Flowers
(ORG Music)

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GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin - Ocean In A Drop
GoGo Penguin
‎”Control Shift”
from Ocean In A Drop (Music For Film)
(Decca)

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Theon Cross

Theon Cross - Fyah
Theon Cross
‎”Activate”
from Fyah
(Gearbox Records)

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Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom

Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom - Glitter Wolf
Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom
‎”Malaga”
from Glitter Wolf
(The Royal Potato Family)

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Iiro Rantala

Iiro Rantala - My Finnish Calendar
Iiro Rantala
‎”February”
from My Finnish Calendar
(ACT)

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The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming ‎- The Afterlife
The Comet Is Coming
“All That Matters Is The Moments”
from The Afterlife
(Impulse!)

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Gorilla Mask

Gorilla Mask - Brain Drain
Gorilla Mask
“Rampage”
from Brain Drain
(Clean Feed)

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Angel Bat Dawid

Angel Bat Dawid - The Oracle
Angel Bat Dawid
‎”Impepho”
from The Oracle
(International Anthem)

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Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark

Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark - Kozmik Bazaar
Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark
‎”Diggin’ That Harmolody”
from Kozmik Bazaar
(Karlrecords)
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Michael Leonhart Orchestra

Michael Leonhart Orchestra - Suite Extracts Vol.1
Michael Leonhart Orchestra
“Shimmy Shimmy Ya / Glaciers Of Ice”
from Suite Extracts Vol.1
(Sunnyside Communications)

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Oddjob

Oddjob - Kong
Oddjob
“Kong”
from Kong
(Headspin Recordings)

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Angles 9

Angles 9 - Beyond Us
Angles 9
‎”Beyond Us”
from Beyond Us
(Clean Feed)
Website

Kevin Hays, Lionel Loueke

Kevin Hays, Lionel Loueke - Hope
Kevin Hays, Lionel Loueke
‎”Aziza”
from Hope
(Edition Records)
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The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus - Never Stop II
The Bad Plus
‎”Hurricane Birds”
from Never Stop II
(Legbreaker Records)

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Jamael Dean

Jamael Dean - Black Space Tapes
Jamael Dean
‎”Akamara”
from Black Space Tapes
(Stones Throw Records)

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Kris Davis

Kris Davis - Diatom Ribbons
Kris Davis
‎”Certain Cells”
from Diatom Ribbons
(Pyroclastic Records)

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Jazz Playlist 2019

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2019 Albums’ List

  • Jaimie Branch – Fly Or Die II: Bird Dogs Of Paradise
  • Rymden – Reflections & Odysseys
  • Tropiques – Into The Wild
  • The Comet Is Coming – Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
  • William Hooker – Symphonie Of Flowers
  • GoGo Penguin – Ocean In A Drop (Music For Film)
  • Theon Cross – Fyah
  • Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom – Glitter Wolf
  • Iiro Rantala – My Finnish Calendar
  • The Comet Is Coming – The Afterlife
  • Gorilla Mask – Brain Drain
  • Angel Bat Dawid – The Oracle
  • Konstrukt & Ken Vandermark – Kozmik Bazaar
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra – Suite Extracts Vol.1
  • Oddjob – Kong
  • Angles 9 – Beyond Us
  • Kevin Hays, Lionel Loueke – Hope
  • The Bad Plus – Never Stop II
  • Jamael Dean – Black Space Tapes
  • Kris Davis – Diatom Ribbons

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