Guides & Lists

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 many bands tearing it up at festivals at home and abroad. With the likes of Steam Down and KOKOROKO set to release albums in 2020, here’s 10 of the best from the last year to get you going…

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

Jazzwise Editor's Choice Albums: October 2019

Our pick of the best new releases and reissues reviewed in the October 2019 issue of Jazzwise. Featuring O’Higgins & Luft, Matana Roberts, Rebecca Nash/Atlas, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt and Enrico Rava

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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