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The Best Jazz of 2019

Our jazz critics create four quartets of great creative music, demonstrating four trends that keep "jazz" relevant in a new century.

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No Piano, Please!

Four recent releases demonstrate the stylistic range and power of jazz that isn't hemmed in by chords.

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Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom: No Morphine No Lilies

Miller takes the hard road when the easiest one would have suited her band better.

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Kings: Series Premiere

What's most striking about Kings is its ambition -- its wide-ranging creation of a world to surround its class-divided characters.

Marisa LaScala
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The Best Jazz of 2008

More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.

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Todd Sickafoose: Tiny Resistors

A distinctive and generous collection of tunes blending jazz and indie-rock yet doing so without preciousness or pretention.

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