The Roots Music Report's
Top Jazz Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

1
Sugar Drops
by: Davina and The Vagabonds

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Label: Red House
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Valve Bone Woe (with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble)
by: Chrissie Hynde

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Label: BMG
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Intuition: Songs from the Minds of Women
by: Alicia Olatuja

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Label: Resilience
Sub Genre: Jazz
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The Fine Line
by: Bob Sheppard

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Label: Challenge
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Days Like These
by: Troy Roberts

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Label: Toy Robot Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Come What May
by: Joshua Redman Quartet

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Alone Together
by: Catherine Russell

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Label: Dot Time
Sub Genre: Jazz
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GOOD NEWS!
by: Flying Horse Big Band

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Eight Track III
by: Dave Stryker

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Label: Strikezone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Swing Out!
by: Eyal Vilner Big Band

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Big Band
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Emergence
by: Larry Corban

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Label: Nabroc
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Star People Nation
by: Theo Croker

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Label: Sony
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Passion - Latin Jazz
by: Raquel Cepeda

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Latin Jazz
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Quatro
by: Douyé

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Label: Rhombus
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Speakeasy
by: Paula Harris

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Label: Greaseland Studios
Sub Genre: Crossover Jazz
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Arvoles
by: Avishai Cohen Trio

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Label: Razdaz
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Down & Dirty
by: Rich Willey

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Label: Wise Cat
Sub Genre: Jazz
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New Age Old Ways
by: Peter Lin

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Skeleton
by: Wayne Alpern

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Label: Henri Elkan
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations
by: Monty Alexander

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Label: MACD
Sub Genre: Jazz
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21
Bolden (Original Soundtrack)
by: Wynton Marsalis

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Label: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Conspiracy
by: Rich Willey

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Label: Wise Cat
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Rubberband
by: Miles Davis

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Label: Rhino
Sub Genre: Jazz
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24
The Capitalist Blues
by: Leyla McCalla

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Label: Jazz Village
Sub Genre: Jazz
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25
Five Play (Live from the Firehouse Stage)
by: Five Play

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Label: Five Play
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Discovery
by: Marton Juhasz

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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27
Patchwork
by: Steve Khan

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Label: Shrapnel
Sub Genre: Latin Jazz
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Electric Psychology
by: Acute Inflections

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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29
KingMaker
by: Joel Ross

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Symmetricity
by: Shawn Purcell

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Label: Armored
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Perpetual Optimism
by: Herlin Riley

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Globetrotter
by: Luca Di Luzio

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Fusion
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Point of View
by: Abisko Lights

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Label: Fine music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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34
True Love: a Celebration of Cole Porter
by: Harry Connick, Jr.

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Jazz
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I'm All Smiles
by: George Cables

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Label: HighNote
Sub Genre: Jazz
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36
Swirl
by: Michael Wolff

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Label: Sunnyside
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Ballades
by: Ahmad Jamal

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Label: Jazz Village
Sub Genre: Jazz
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The Last Taxi: New Destinations (feat. Chiara Liuzzi & Giorgia Santoro)
by: Pat Battstone

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Label: Leo
Sub Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz
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Trane's Delight
by: Poncho Sanchez

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Label: Concord Picante
Sub Genre: Jazz
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40
Ish
by: Mad Love

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Label: Gladitude
Sub Genre: Jazz
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41
Love and Liberation
by: Jazzmeia Horn

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Jazz
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42
Gravity
by: Simon Sammut & Omar Vázquez

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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43
Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard
by: Jon Batiste

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Jazz
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In the Key of the Universe
by: Joey DeFrancesco

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Essence
by: Michel Camilo

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Label: Resilience Music
Sub Genre: Contemporary Jazz
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Everybody Gets the Blues
by: Eric Reed

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Label: Smoke Sessions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Nadi
by: Fazer

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Label: Squama
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Parallel Universe
by: Behn Gillece

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Blue World
by: John Coltrane

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Label: Impulse!
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Keep Talkin'
by: Yoko Miwa Trio

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Label: Ocean Blue Tear Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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A Wall Becomes a Bridge
by: Kendrick Scott Oracle

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Contemporary Jazz
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A Love Requited
by: Myele Manzanza

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Label: First Word
Sub Genre: Fusion
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Wind off the Hudson
by: Bill O'Connell

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Label: Savant
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Right on Time
by: Ken Fowser

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Bassically Jazz
by: David Finck

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Label: Burton Avenue Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Duologue
by: Alfredo Rodríguez

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Label: Mack Avenue
Sub Genre: Latin Jazz
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57
Standards and Sweet Things
by: Fleur Seule

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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58
Shades of Shirley Horn
by: Coniece Washington

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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True Love
by: John Dokes

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Migrations
by: Jacques Kuba Seguin

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Label: Odd Sound
Sub Genre: Jazz
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61
Moving Mists
by: Luke Gillespie

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Label: Patois
Sub Genre: Jazz
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62
Awakening
by: Gary Dean Smith

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Fusion
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63
Samba Jazz Alley
by: Antonio Adolfo

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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We've Only Just Begun
by: Ashley Pezzotti

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Inspirations & Dedications
by: Al Foster

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Label: Smoke Sessions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Love's Tango
by: June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky

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Label: EH2U
Sub Genre: Latin Jazz
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Elbow Grease
by: Alan Rosenthal

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Label: Street of Stars
Sub Genre: Jazz
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The Music Never Stops
by: Betty Carter

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Label: Blue Engine
Sub Genre: Jazz
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69
Baritone Madness
by: Baritone Madness

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Label: Chronograph
Sub Genre: Jazz
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70
You Get What You Give
by: Mark Walker

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Label: Fliposphere
Sub Genre: Jazz
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71
Live in Europe
by: Louis Armstrong

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Label: Dot Time Records
Sub Genre: Jazz
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72
Infinity
by: Tom Harrell

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Label: HighNote
Sub Genre: Contemporary Jazz
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73
Maximum Enjoyment
by: Something Blue

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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74
Worlds Apart
by: Andrea Superstein

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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75
Dream Notes
by: Giorgia Santoro & Pat Battstone

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Label: Leo
Sub Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz
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76
Songs of Freedom
by: Ulysses Owens Jr.

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Label: Resilience
Sub Genre: Jazz
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77
The Keys of Cool
by: Richie Cole

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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78
Live at Frankie's Jazz Club
by: Cory Weeds

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Label: Cellar Live
Sub Genre: Jazz
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79
The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul
by: Branford Marsalis Quartet

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Label: Okeh
Sub Genre: Jazz
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80
Jazz Muses
by: Al Hood & the H2 Jazztet

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Label: Aquarian Records
Sub Genre: Jazz
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81
Partners in Time
by: Mike LeDonne

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Label: Savant
Sub Genre: Jazz
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82
Correlations
by: Steve Davis

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Label: Smoke Sessions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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83
Finding Gabriel
by: Brad Mehldau

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Jazz
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84
Overjoyed
by: Larry Fuller

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Label: Capri
Sub Genre: Jazz
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85
From New York to Paris
by: Nicki Parrott

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Label: Arbors
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Brasil
by: Scott Wilkie

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Label: BeachMusic Studios
Sub Genre: Latin Jazz
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Get Right!
by: Markus Howell

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Love Will Find a Way
by: Philip Bailey

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Label: Verve
Sub Genre: Jazz
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89
James Carter Organ Trio: Live from Newport Jazz
by: The James Carter Organ Trio

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Label: Blue Note
Sub Genre: Jazz
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90
Never More Here
by: Michael Dease

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Fever of Unknown Origin
by: Kristy Kruger

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Label: State Fair
Sub Genre: Jazz
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92
Connections
by: Diego Rivera

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Love's in Need of Love Today
by: Elizabeth Tomboulian

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Label: Quantum Starsong
Sub Genre: Jazz
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The Rhythm of Invention
by: Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

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Label: Patois
Sub Genre: Jazz
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95
Just Imagine
by: Dave Miller Trio

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Label: Summit
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Down by the River
by: Dennis Coffey

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Label: Detroit Music Factory
Sub Genre: Jazz
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97
Indivisible
by: Bennett Paster

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Label: Bennett Paster
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Reminiscing in Tempo
by: New York Voices

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Label: Five Cent
Sub Genre: Jazz
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The Definition of Insanity (feat. Derek Dicenzo & Tony McClung)
by: Tony Monaco

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Label: Chicken Coup
Sub Genre: Jazz
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100
Different Flavors
by: Out To Dinner

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Label: Posi-Tone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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101
This I Dig of You
by: Jimmy Cobb

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Label: Smoke Sessions
Sub Genre: Jazz
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102
Wait a Minute!
by: Russ Spiegel Organ Group

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Label: Ruzztone
Sub Genre: Jazz
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103
OP: a Tribute to Oscar Peterson
by: Alvin Queen Trio

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Label: Stunt
Sub Genre: Jazz
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104
This Bird Still Flies
by: Mimi Fox

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Label: Origin
Sub Genre: Jazz
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105
Storyline
by: Thom Rotella

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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106
Dream a Little...
by: Champian Fulton

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Label: Cellar Live
Sub Genre: Jazz
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107
Thirsty Ghost
by: Sara Gazarek

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Simply Miraculous
by: Kristen Bromley Trio

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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109
Love the Moment
by: Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre

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Label: Origin
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Detroit Tenors
by: Detroit Tenors

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Label: Detroit Music Factory
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Somewhere There's Music
by: Voctave

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Label: Jamey Ray Music
Sub Genre: Jazz
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A Tuba to Cuba
by: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Label: Sub Pop
Sub Genre: Jazz
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113
Songs of the Firebird
by: Barrett Martin Group

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Label: Sunyata Records
Sub Genre: Jazz
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114
Trialogue
by: Andrew Lawrence

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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115
What is That Isn't?
by: Native Soul

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Label: Cellar Live
Sub Genre: Jazz
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116
Screen Play
by: Tierney Sutton

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Label: BFM Jazz
Sub Genre: Jazz
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117
Hidden Treasures, Volume One: Monday Nights
by: The Gil Evans Orchestra

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Label: Deko
Sub Genre: Jazz
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118
Midnight Bloom (feat. Tamir Hendelman)
by: Miki Purnell

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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119
130th & Lenox
by: Tomas Janzon

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Jazz
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120
Kings of Kansas City Swing: Bennie Moten & Count Basie
by: Planet D Nonet

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Label: Eastlawn
Sub Genre: Jazz
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121
Work
by: Ray Blue

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Label: Jazzheads
Sub Genre: Jazz
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Blues & Hues
by: Clifford Lamb

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Label: WeberWorks
Sub Genre: Jazz
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