From Floating Points/Pharoah Sanders and Nala Sinephro's ambient jazz excursions, to Sons of Kemet and Damon Locks' Afrobeat-infused compositions, to Emma-Jean Thackray's electro-funk-psych-jazz opus, here are some the jazz albums that stood out to us most this year...
”The word ‘uneasy’ feels like a brutal understatement, too mild for cataclysmic times,” Vijay says of his first Trio album in over 5 years. ”But maybe, since the word contains its own opposite, it reminds us that the most soothing, healing music is often born of and situated within profound unrest.”
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