The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

1
Parking Lot Symphony
by: Trombone Shorty

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Contemporary Jazz
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Serenade for Horace
by: Louis Hayes

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Four in One
by: Heads Of State

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Label: Smoke Sessions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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All These Hands
by: Michael Dease

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Matrix
by: The Fred Hughes Trio

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Label: Shorething
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Country for Old Men
by: John Scofield

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Label: Impulse
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Turn Up the Quiet
by: Diana Krall

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Shifting Borders
by: Dave Kline Band

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Label: VedaMusic
Sub Genre: Fusion
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Assimilation
by: Ron Francis Blake

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Label: highspeedhorns
Sub Genre: Jazz
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10
Come Together
by: Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict

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Label: Tapestry
Sub Genre: Jazz
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11
Ella: Accentuate the Positive
by: Regina Carter

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Label: Okeh
Sub Genre: Jazz
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12
Strunkin'
by: Leigh Pilzer

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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13
The Beast
by: Jerome Jennings

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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14
Project Freedom
by: Joey DeFrancesco

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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15
Post Cool: Vol 1 the Night Shift
by: Carol Morgan

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Bringin' It
by: Christian McBride

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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17
Promethean
by: Theo Hill

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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18
Akoben
by: Harold Little

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Label: Uniqek Sound
Sub Genre: Jazz
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19
Strange Beauty
by: Jeff Libman

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Label: Cellar Live
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Alma Matters
by: Alma Matters

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Label: Tone Traveler Productions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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21
Dreams and Daggers
by: Cécile McLorin Salvant

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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22
Second Impression
by: Eric Alexander

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Label: High Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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23
Lighthouse Reverie
by: Jen Siukola

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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24
Colors
by: Scott Brown

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Label: Random Chance
Sub Genre: Jazz
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25
With You in Mind
by: Stanton Moore

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Label: Cool Green
Sub Genre: Jazz
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26
Erik Jekabson Quintet
by: Erik Jekabson

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Label: Wide Hive
Sub Genre: Jazz
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27
Tales & Tones
by: Troy Roberts

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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28
New Jazz Musette
by: Richard Galliano

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Label: Ponderosa Music & Art
Sub Genre: Jazz
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29
Marseille
by: Ahmad Jamal

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Label: Jazz Village
Sub Genre: Jazz
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30
Burn Notice
by: David Bandman

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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31
Montagnes Russes
by: Daniel Zimmermann

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Label: Label Bleu
Sub Genre: Jazz
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32
Next Level
by: Brian Hudson

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Fusion
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33
Young Street
by: Reggie Young

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Label: R G Y Entertainment
Sub Genre: Smooth Jazz
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34
Diggin Up My Roots
by: The Greg Hatza Organization

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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35
Al Nge Taa
by: Jan Galega Brönnimann

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Label: CPL
Sub Genre: Jazz
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36
ABUC
by: Roberto Fonseca

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Label: impulse!
Sub Genre: Jazz
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37
The Comedian
by: Terence Blanchard

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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38
Secular Hymns
by: Madeleine Peyroux

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Jazz
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39
#JiveCulture
by: Jeremy Pelt

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Label: High Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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40
Me & You
by: Edward Maclean

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Label: r3w records
Sub Genre: Jazz
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41
Infinite Distances
by: Noah Haidu

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Label: Cellar Live
Sub Genre: Jazz
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42
Islands
by: Rob Clearfield

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Label: Rob Clearfield
Sub Genre: Jazz
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43
Trinity One
by: Ray Lyon

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Label: Burning Blue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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44
Surrounded by the Night
by: Dave King Trucking Company

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Label: Sunnyside
Sub Genre: Jazz
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45
Duende Libre
by: Duende Libre

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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46
Central Line
by: Art Hirahara

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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47
Strykin' Ahead
by: Dave Stryker

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Label: Strikezone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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48
Something Gold, Something Blue
by: Tom Harrell

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Label: Highnote
Sub Genre: Jazz
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49
Picture Him Happy
by: Ben Sidran

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Label: Unlimited Media
Sub Genre: Jazz
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50
Anti-Hero
by: Kneebody

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Label: Motema Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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51
The Invariant
by: Benedikt Jahnel Trio

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Label: ECM
Sub Genre: Jazz
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52
Zigzagger
by: Takuya Kuroda

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Jazz
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53
MONK'estra, Vol. 2
by: John Beasley

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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54
Dances with the Sun
by: Tom Kohl

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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55
Travels
by: Rhythm Future Quartet

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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56
Egg Tooth
by: Ephemerals

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Label: Jalapeno Ltd
Sub Genre: Jazz
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57
Let's Sail Away
by: Jeff Rupert with Veronica Swift

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Label: Rupe Media
Sub Genre: Jazz
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58
Ruler Rebel
by: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

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Label: Stretch Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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59
Villes Invisibles
by: Toufic Farroukh

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Label: TF
Sub Genre: Jazz
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60
Rising Tide
by: Frank Kohl

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Label: Pony Boy
Sub Genre: Jazz
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61
The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke
by: The Vampires

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Label: Earshift Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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62
Jersey Cat
by: Freddie Hendrix

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Label: Sunnyside
Sub Genre: Jazz
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63
La Vie Devant Soi
by: Renaud Garcia-Fons

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Label: E-Motive
Sub Genre: Jazz
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64
Corban Nation
by: Larry Corban

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Label: Nabroc
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Big Man on Campus
by: Flying Horse Big Band

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Label: Flying Horse Records
Sub Genre: Jazz
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66
Sleight of Hand
by: New York Standards Quartet

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Label: Whirlwind
Sub Genre: Jazz
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67
Layers
by: Michiel Stekelenburg 5

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Label: ZenneZ
Sub Genre: Jazz
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68
Hybrido - from Rio to Wayne Shorter
by: Antonio Adolfo

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Latin Jazz
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69
Toss
by: Shugo Tokumaru

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Label: Polyvinyl
Sub Genre: Jazz
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70
First Light
by: Andy Adamson Quintet

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Label: Andros
Sub Genre: Jazz
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71
Vol. I
by: Stu Harrison

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Label: One Nightstand
Sub Genre: Jazz
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72
Rylesonable
by: Antonella Chionna

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Label: Dodicilune
Sub Genre: Jazz
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73
KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere
by: Nate Smith

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Label: Waterbaby Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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74
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
by: Chris Thile

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Jazz
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75
REACH
by: Christian Sands

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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76
Dance of Time
by: Eliane Elias

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Jazz
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77
So Cute, So Bad
by: Akiko Tsuruga

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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78
Self-Identity
by: Ollie Howell

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Label: Ropeadope LLC
Sub Genre: Jazz
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79
Meet Me at the Crossroads
by: Sweet Lu Olutosin

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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80
Beekman, Vol. 02
by: Beekman

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Label: Ropeadope LLC
Sub Genre: Jazz
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81
Our Point of View
by: Blue Note All-Stars

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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82
Shine
by: Cilantro Boombox

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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83
Sizzle
by: Jeff Richman

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Label: Nefer
Sub Genre: Jazz
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84
Odalisque
by: Spike Wilner Trio

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Label: Cellar Live
Sub Genre: Jazz
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85
The Parade
by: Yonathan Avishai

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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86
Mission Cimbalom
by: Marius Preda

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Label: Universal Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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87
Solid Gassuh
by: The Fat Babies

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Label: Delmark
Sub Genre: Jazz
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88
Alto Manhattan
by: Steve Slagle

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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89
Intertwined
by: Tal Cohen & Danielle Wertz

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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90
Hidden Beauty
by: Triosence

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Label: Sony
Sub Genre: Jazz
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91
Life
by: Eri Yamamoto Trio

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Label: AUM Fidelity
Sub Genre: Jazz
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92
Diwan of Beauty and Odd
by: Dhafer Youssef

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Label: Okey Records
Sub Genre: Jazz
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93
Grace
by: Lizz Wright

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Jazz
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94
The Rhythm Method
by: The Brian Dickinson Quintet

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Label: Addo
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Code Noir
by: Carmen Lundy

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Label: Afrasia Productions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Spiral
by: Gene Segal

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Label: SteepleChase LookOut
Sub Genre: Jazz
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97
Nat "King" Cole & Me
by: Gregory Porter

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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98
Voyage Home
by: Chris Rogers

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Label: Art of Life
Sub Genre: Jazz
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99
New Focus on Song
by: Euan Stevenson

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Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Love to Me
by: Bob Mundy

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Label: Kitoliscious Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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