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Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 1

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Some cling to the belief that jazz is in crisis or worse, dead. Our impression is quite the opposite, and to prove our point, we've compiled a mixtape featuring some of the best jazz released in 2017. Also, check out our staff's BEST OF 2017 lists and view our 2017 recommendations.

Happy Listening!


  • Fabrizio Puglisi, Guantanamo, "Giallo Oro" from Giallo Oro (Caligola) 0:00
  • Jaimie Branch, "Theme 002" from Fly or Die (International Anthem) 09:08
  • James Brandon Lewis, "Y'all Slept" from No Filter (BNS) 14:28
  • Gabriele Mitelli O.N.G., "Frequency -Another Missarà -Tuco -Lanquidity" from Crash (Parco della Musica) 21:44
  • Brian Landrus, "Jeru Concerto, Mvt. 1" from Generations (BlueLand Records) 37:02
  • Cuong Vu 4-Tet, "And on the Third Day" from Ballett: the Music of Michael Gibbs (RareNoise) 41:26
  • Jaco Pastorius, "Three Views of a Secret" from Truth, Liberty & Soul—Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! (Resonance)53:14
  • Hermeto Pascoal & Grupo Vice Versa, "Dança do Pajé" from Viajando Com O Som (The Lost '76 Vice-Versa Studio Session) (Far Out Recordings) 59:24
  • Ferdinando Farao & Artchipel Orchestra, "England Descending" from To Lindsay: Omaggio a Lindsay Cooper (Music Center) 1:08:22
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa, "Revati" from Agrima (Self-produced) 1:18:52
  • Maria Grand, "South" from Tetrawind (Self-produced) 1:31:19
  • Miles Okazaki, "Box in a Box" da "Trickster" (PI) 1:34:54
  • Steve Coleman, "Horda" from Morphogenesis (PI) 1:44:38
  • Lisa Mezzacappa, "Fillmore Street" from avantNOIR (Clean Feed) 1:51:03
  • The Flock, "Truth" from Truth—The Columbia Recordings 1969-1970 (Cherry Red Records) 1:54:12
  • King Crimson, "Sailor's tale" from Sailor's Tale (box) (Inner Knot) 2:09:32
  • Marvin Pontiac, "I Hope She Is Okay" from Marvin Pontiac: The Asylum Tapes (Strange & Beautiful Music) 2:17:00
  • Sexmob, "Valentino" from Cultural Capital (Rex Records) 2:18:58
  • David Grubbs, "Creep Mission" from Creep Mission (Blue Chopsticks) 2:23:52
  • Dhafer Youssef, "Fly Shadow Fly" from Diwan of Beauty and Odd (O'Keh) 2:29:48


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