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A Beginner's Guide to the New Jazz Generation

The UK’s new jazz scene has had another barnstorming year with the likes of Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble receiving a Mercury Prize nomination and all-star seven piece Nérija making waves with their appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, and with...

Top 20 Jazz Albums of 2019

The ultimate guide to the year's best new jazz albums as voted for by Jazzwise's peerless panel of reviewers – including the complete original Jazzwise reviews

Hard Bop: 10 Essential Albums

Hard bop emerged in the 1950s, spearheaded by the likes of Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Jackie McLean and Sonny Rollins, who between them made some outstanding albums that still resonate loudly today

Modal Jazz: 10 Essential Albums

The urge to move away from the over-familiar chord progressions of bop led Charles Mingus and Miles Davis to develop new approaches to harmonic movement, and the recording of some of the greatest albums in the history of music

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