Stream the month's best new jazz, picked by Jazz Night in America Our favorite jazz releases of the month — from traditional tunes to avant-garde adventures to electronic experiments — picked by the Jazz Night in America staff.

Jazz Night in America: On the List

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Jazz Night in America's On the List playlist
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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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Our favorites from Summer 2022:

August 2022

Louis Cole, "Let It Happen"
Miguel Zenón, "Bámbula"
Emmet Cohen, "Finger Buster"
Laufey, "Everything I Know About Love"
Russell Favret, "Four Square"
The Comet is Coming, "LUCID DREAMER"
Vulfmon, "Boogie Man"
Snarky Puppy, "Bet"
John Escreet, "Equipoise"
Connie Han, "The Gallu Pursuit"
Samara Joy, "Can't Get Out of This Mood"
Jennifer Hartswick, "By the River"
Antonio Sanchez, feat Thana Alexa, Nicole Zuraitis, Julia Adamy, "Doyenne"
Takuya Kuroda, "Midnight Crisp"
TAJ, Quincy Phillips, Isaiah Sharkey, "Agnus Dei"
Henry Franklin, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, "Café Negro"
Chip Wickham, "Winter"
Butcher Brown, "777"
Ezra Collective, "Life Goes one (feat. Sampa the Great)"
David Hazeltine, "Connections"
Cecil Alexander, "Love You Madly"
Jeff Coffin, "Spinning Plates"
JD Allen, "The Werk Song"
Graham Doby, "Weathered Crown"

July 2022

Mark de Clive-Lowe, "Upper Egypt"
Gard Nilssen, "Boogie"
Braxton Cook, "MB (for Ma'Khia Bryant)
Camilla George, "Abasi Isang"
Lil Silva & BadBadNotGood, "To The Floor"
Jamison Ross, "Tell Me You Love Me"
Makaya McCraven, "Dream Another"
Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf, "New York Landing"
Redman/Mehldau/McBride/Blade, "Disco Ears"
Roxy Coss, Mariel Bildsten, "Nostalgia"
DOMi & JD BECK, "MOON (feat. Herbie Hanckock)"
Jonathan Pinson's Boom Clap, "90s"
Anna Butterss, "Entrance"
Caleb Curtis, "Trembling"
Harish Raghavan, "​​AMA"
Marco Bernadis, "Discover We Can Fly"
Emily Jane Roberts, "Relaxing at the Underbelly"
Dana and Alden, quickly, quickly, "Coconut Water"
Chucho Valdés, Paquito D'Rivera, "Claudia"
Chip Wickham, "The Hit"
Terri Lyne Carrington, Ravi Coltrane, Elena Pinderhughes, "Respected Destroyer"
Roxana Amed, Niño Josele, "Flamenco Sketches feat. Niño Josele"

June 2022

Jasmine Myra, "1000 Miles"
Desarae Dee, "Meditation"
Albare & Co, "Adeus"
Evan Marien, Dana Hawkins, Plini, "Ultima"
Snarky Puppy, "Trinity"
Theo Croker, Chris Dave, "Cosmic Intercourse"
Makaya McCraven, "Seventh String"
Ezra Collective, "Victory Dance"
Sam Gendel, "Blue in Green"
Mark Guiliana, "a path to bliss"
Theon Cross, "Epistrophy"
Charles Lloyd, Bill Frisell, Thomas Morgan, "Ay Amor - Live"
Keith Hall, "Get up Get out"
Stephen Philip Harvey, "The Mystics"
Vadim Neselovskyi, "Potemkin Stairs"
Pasquale Grasso, "I'm in a mess (feat. Samara Joy)"
Binker Golding, "Love me like a woman"
Troy Roberts, "Funkafarian"