I love jazz music and I am excited about what’s happening on the modern jazz scene today.
These are my favourite jazz (and related) albums from 2019:
- Immigrance by Snarky Puppy - website, Spotify. I listened to the track Xavi approximately 18 trillion times. The live NPR Tiny Desk recording of this track is amazing.
- Blume by Nérija - Bandcamp, Spotify. Amazing sound from Nubya Garcia’s septet.
- Ironside by Ruby Rushton - Bandcamp, Spotify. Excellent stuff. I first learned about Tenderlonious from his 2018 album Shakedown, also very very good.
Send me your favourite jazz albums from 2019 (click the Contact button) and I’ll give them a listen.