My favorite jazz tracks of 2011: Spotify playlist

More recent jazz links: The Top 50 Jazz Releases of 2011

TimeOut New York: The 25 essential New York City jazz icons

From The New Yorker’s archives (David Remnick: 2008): 100 Essential Jazz Albums

Spin’s fifteen best record stores in America. No. 1 = Amoeba Records, Hollywood.

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