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50. The Bad Plus – It’s Hard

A jazz album I revisited a few times thanks to NPR First Listen that really was relaxing to do any sort of thinking or heavy work. Advertisements

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36. Esperanza Spalding – Emily’s D+ Evolution

This album is a nice mixture of genres with jazz being a heavy contributor. Doing some research after listening to the album made me realize that Spalding is an incredibly respected bass player in the jazz realm, something Pitchfork does … Continue reading

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42. Thundercat- The Beyond/ Where the Giants Roam

I think Thundercat may be the most underappreciated artist in the musical world. Having backed both Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar and gaining a lot of critical acclaim from both experiences, I think it is time that he finally starts … Continue reading

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8. Kamasi Washington – The Epic

I have seen quite an interesting debate occur around this album. On the one hand, people are thanking Kamasi Washington for “saving jazz” and crediting him single handily with making the masses care about the genre again. People are falling … Continue reading

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12. BADBADNOTGOOD- III

  BBNG- III Jazz is such an important part of musical history that I think a lot of people today, including myself do not truly appreciate enough or even know a decent bit about. Miles Davis and John Coltrane are … Continue reading

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44. Thundercat- Apocalypse

Being known for playing bass for Flying Lotus is cool enough as it is, but being able to also release not one but two futuristic sounding and critically acclaimed albums is most certainty something to be proud of and Thundercat … Continue reading

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25. Red Baraat- Shruggy Ji

Jazz is one genre that I wish I was more in tuned with, but due to my own laziness and the lack of real coverage of it on the review sites I frequent, I am unable to really hear as … Continue reading

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