Year’s Best Jazz Albums, 2017 Edition

The year's best new jazz albums, and more. At least until I hear more new albums.

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Why Fight

Meetings like this of the avant-garde and the cutting edge of a popular genre are more common than generally presumed, and they amount to an experimental edge in music making that is on equal aesthetic terms as anything out of the academies, and far more important socially and culturally. These are soundtracks to the resistance.