Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 3

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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.


  • Fabian Almazan, "Alcanza Suite IV: Mas" from Alcanza (Biophilia) 0:00
  • Ralph Towner, "My Foolish Heart" from My Foolish Heart (CAM) 3:40
  • Reinier Baas, "The Dance of Princess Discombobulatrix _The Wizard's Awakening," from Reinier Baas vs. Princess Discombobulatrix (Dscmbbltrx) 7:38
  • Various Artists, "Warning Electric Guitars" from Sky Music: A Tribute to Terje Rypdal (Rune Grammofon) 14:26
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil, "Hora Feliz" from Incidentals (ECM) 19:41
  • Anna Webber's Simple Trio,"Impulse Purchase" from Binary (Skirl Records) 29:50
  • Tom Rainey, Obbligato, "Beatrice" (Intakt) 44:18
  • Eve Risser, White Desert Orchestra, "Earth Skin Cut" from Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed) 50:35
  • Nicole Mitchell, "Shiny Divider" from Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds (FPE Records) 1:00:04
  • Maria Monti, "Il letargo" from Il bestiario (Holidays Records) 1:07:40
  • Hear in Now, "Cultural Difference" from Not Living in Fear (International Anthem} 1:15:46
  • Kira Skov, Maria Faust,"Blessed Are the Woman" from In the Beginning (Stunt Records) 1:23:42
  • Cigarettes after Sex, "Each time you fall in love" from Cigarettes after Sex (Partisan) 1:28:33
  • Marco Colonna, Cristian Lombardi, "Medea 5" from Medea (Setola di Maiale) 1:33:23
  • Irreversible Entanglements, "Fireworks" from Irreversibile Entanglements (International Anthem) 1:37:38
  • Roberto Ottaviano, QuarkTet, "Vulpecula" from Sideralis (Dodicilune) 1:46:52
  • Oregon, "Aeolian Tale" from Lantern (CAM) 1:54:31
  • Dan Tepfer, "I Loves You Porgy" from Eleven Cages (Sunnyside) 2:00:15

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