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Best Jazz of 2019?


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I don't think we have a "Best Of" thread for 2019 here in the Music area, so I'm putting out a call for recommendations. Last year was the first year I didn't buy any new music - jazz or otherwise. I'd like to at least explore what I missed by sampling some 2019 jazz releases online, but I'm not sure where to start. Right now I'm going through NPR's Top 10 jazz releases of last year. I'm up to #6 (started with #1 and am working my way down the list), and while much of these samples sound good, I'm not hearing anything that has me jumping out of my seat. That's due, in part, to me, in my older age, being less patient rather than more with my jazz - I don't want "cerebral"; I want jazz that swings, thankyouverymuch. So far, I don't hear much "swinging" on these samples, but tell me what I'm missing - or what NPR's missing - from last year's best jazz releases.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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