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Jazz Night in America: On the List

Amna Ijaz
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NPR

Updated January 31, 2024 at 12:05 PM ET

Jazz Night in America is a radio and video documentary series that goes deep on stories across the jazz diaspora. On the List shakes loose our staff's favorite new releases every month — from traditional tunes to avant-garde adventures to electronic experiments, we'll keep our ears open in order to present you with a selection of the genre's newly-mined gems. These songs represent just a small sampling of the music released by jazz artists around the world; we hope that as we share our discoveries you feel inspired to embark on your own exploration of what's new. (If you'd like to hear the music featured on Jazz Night in America, we've got that, too.)

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January 2024 favorites:

Nathan-Paul, Zaire Darden, "O.D."
Nubya Garcia, "Fortify"
Keyon Harrold, "Well Walk Now (Perseverance)"
Giorgi Mikadze Trio, "Not Easy to Repeat"
Mamiko Wantabe, Santi DeBriano, Billy Hart, "My Grandfather's Clock"
Joey Calveiro, Chucho Valdés, "Sombras"
WeArELoFi, Christie Dashiell, "Your Love"
DJ Harrison, "L'Anthropofemme"
Ethan Iverson, "Technically Acceptable"
Gretchen Parlato, Lionel Loueke, "The Sun Will Rise Again"
Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey, "Compassion"
Ghost-Note, "Bad Knees"
Javier Santiago, "4 The Rookies"
Yotam Silberstein, John Patitucci, Billy Hart, "Serenata"
Yuseff Dayes, "The Color Purple - Live in Malibu"
The Brothers Nylon, "Butane Dream"
Joel Ross, "bach (God the Father in Eternity)"
Charles Lloyd, "Defiant, Tender Warrior"
Nicole Zuraitis, Gilad Hekselman, "Save it for a Rainy Day"
Kaiyombe and the Young Lions of Changui, Javier Santiago, "Water And Time"
Tara Lily, Theo Croker, "6 Feet Down"
Jahari Massamba Unit, Karriem Riggins, Madlib, "Massamba Afundance"
Amaro Freitas, Jeff Parker, "Mar de Cirandeiras"
Greg Spero, Lindsey Webster, Davonte "Deuce" Harris, Ledaris "LJ" Jones, "Say It Like Before"
Daniele Benati, Nicola Peruch, Roberto Villa, "Dolce Bossa"
Rasmus Sørensen, Alexander Claffy, Kendrick Scott, "Courage"
Janinah Burnette, Terreon Gully, Ben Williams, Christian Sands, "Someday We'll All Be Free"
Ian Roller, So-So Topic, "Yuki and the Ox"
Adi Oasis, Samm Henshaw, "Serena - Feat. Samm Henshaw"
FKAjazz, "Dust"
Christian McBride, Edgar Meyer, "Barnyard Disturbance"

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