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Best Jazz of 2013
The best jazz of 2013, according to the definitive NPR Music critics' poll. Featuring poll winner Wayne Shorter as well as Craig Taborn, Cecile McLorin Salvant, and more.
2000s Jazz
Ring in the new year by listening to a huge, diverse collection of jazz from the 21st Century.
New Releases
Great jazz released in the last seven months, featuring Gregory Porter, Gary Burton, Ahmad Jamal, Kenny Garrett, Claudia Quintet, Dave Holland and many more.
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Main channels
Style channels
  • Avant-Garde Jazz - Click to listen Avant-Garde
    Jazz outside the box, from Ornette to Ken Vandermark

  • Bebop - Click to listenBebop
    Everything bop, from early bebop to hard bop

  • Big Band - Click to listenBig Band
    The glorious sounds of big bands from every era

  • Brazilian Jazz - Click to listenBrazilian Jazz
    The best in Brazilian jazz, from Brazil and all over the world

  • Cool Jazz - Click to listenCool Jazz
    Music from cool pioneer Miles Davis and West Coast jazzers

  • Cutting Edge - Click to listenCutting Edge
    Adventurous modern jazz that's not quite avant-garde

  • Fusion - Click to listenFusion
    All the best fusion is here, from Miles to MMW

  • Groove Jazz - Click to listenGroove Jazz
    Funky music performed by great jazz musicians

  • Latin Jazz - Click to listenLatin Jazz
    From "Manteca" to Michel Camilo, the best in Latin Jazz

  • Mellow Jazz - Click to listen Mellow Jazz
    Lush, sensous ballads as performed by jazz greats

  • Modern Mainstream - Click to listenModern Mainstream
    The best in mainstream jazz from the last three decades

  • Old School - Click to listenOld School
    Swing, Dixieland and old mainstream jazz

  • New School - Click to listenNew School
    There is jazz after bop! Hear all types of modern jazz

  • Straight Ahead - Click to listenStraight Ahead
    Get your groove on with the best in swinging jazz

  • Third Stream - Click to listenThird Stream
    Jazz and classical collide in the fusion called 3rd stream

  • World Fusion - Click to listenWorld Fusion
    Jazz that incorporates sounds from around the world


Composer channels
  • Composers: Wayne Shorter - Click to listenWayne Shorter
    Music by jazz's greatest living composer


  • Composers: Beatles - Click to listenBeatles
    Jazz masters take on the music of the fab four


  • Composers: Bird and Diz - Click to listenBird and Diz
    Compositions by Parker and Gillespie, the fathers of bop

  • Composers: Duke Ellington - Click to listenEllington
    Music written by the Duke, performed by jazz artists

  • Composers: Jobim - Click to listenJobim
    Compositions of bossa nova maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim


  • Composers: Thelonious Monk - Click to listenMonk
    Music composed by the incomparable Thelonious Monk

  • Pop Composers - Click to listenPop Composers
    Jazzers performing pop songs by artists from Beatles to Bjork


Instrument channels Region channels
  • Chicago - Click to listenChicago
    Great jazz by musicians who call the windy city home

  • European Jazz - Click to listenEurope
    A diverse array of wonderful jazz from Europe

  • New Orleans - Click to listenNew Orleans
    The best in Crescent City jazz, from trad to progressive

  • New York Now - Click to listenNew York
    Newer jazz created in NYC, the mecca of the jazz world

  • Modern West Coast - Click to listenModern West Coast
    West Coast jazz beyond the cool school of the 50's


Festival channels
Decade channels
  • Pre-1940 Jazz - Click to listenPre-1940
    Take a tour of jazz's lively and swinging early years

  • Decade: 40s - Click to listen '40s
    The decade when swing was king, until dethroned by Bebop

  • Decade: 50s - Click to listen'50s
    Considered by many to be jazz's finest hour

  • Decade: 60s - Click to listen'60s
    A time of extreme change and innovation in the jazz world

  • Decade: 70s - Click to listen'70s
    Fusion was everywhere, but hard bop was still going strong

  • Decade: 80s - Click to listen '80s
    Nothing but jazz from the '80s, from fusion to neo-bop

  • Decade: 90s - Click to listen'90s
    Exciting new voices and elder statesmen in their later years


  • Decade: 2000s - Click to listen '00s
    An enormous collection of jazz from the last decade



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