Soothe yourself with the latest in jazz music

Jazz is a genre of music that developed in the early 20th century. It is largely characterized by intense improvisation on music with distinctive rhythms, performance techniques and syncopated patterns. What differentiates it from other forms of music is that musicians can perform with their unique sound and style on the instruments they play or the songs the singers sing. Like Smithsonian Institution puts it, “jazz turns something familiar, like a song, into something new.”

Amazon recommends these new jazz music releases in their store. Immerse and soothe yourself further into “American Classical Music” with these five curated albums.


The 12-track LP is the fourth studio album by jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux. Released in September 2006, it hit the Billboard 200 albums chart and landed at No. 33 at its peak. The collection, mostly written by artists of his generation, takes a more mature approach compared to his two previous albums. Critics found the album to be one of Peyroux’s finest with her magnificent voice, a “must-have” in her collection. “Half The Perfect World” is available on MP3 audio, CD, vinyl and on Amazon Music.

Snarky Puppy - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Album freshly released on March 13, 2020 by Snarky Puppy, the album has 11 tracks on the playlist. The performance was recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The 12-piece Brooklyn-based jazz fusion group continues to deliver fresh and innovative takes that have helped jazz grow significantly over the past 10 years. Pick up a copy of Snarky Puppy’s latest project on MP3 and audio CDs, plus Amazon Music with unlimited streaming.

Manhattan Special

Onyx Collective, a New York jazz ensemble, just released “Manhattan Special” on April 24, 2020. The album, currently available through Amazon Music, features 10 of the group’s groundbreaking versions of legendary songwriters, Richard’s Duos Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Isaiah Barr, the bandleader of Onyx Collective, said that with the vintage Jazz Age theme, he wanted to “paint a sort of surreal dreamlike portrait of the fantastical side of Manhattan”. Well-known songs such as “My Funny Valentine”, “Getting To Know You”, “Blue Moon”, take on a varied and unique interpretation that will delight jazz lovers.

Solo masterpieces by Pasquale Grasso

The 12-track LP is the latest addition to the guitar virtuoso’s digital showcase series. “Solo masterpiecesis a masterful collection of tracks from his previous works – Solo Standards, Vol. 1, Solo Ballads, Vol. 1, Solo Monk and Solo Holiday – plus a few new tracks. Revel in Grasso’s mesmerizing string pluck via Amazon Music, released on March 6, 2020.

Iron Starlet by Connie Han

23-year-old pianist and songwriter Connie Han teams up with several talented musicians: drummer/producer/music director Bill Wysaske, bassist Ivan Taylor, and saxophonist Walter Smith III and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt on some tracks – for her second album “Iron Starlet.” The 10-track album is set to be released on Amazon Music, Audio CD and MP3 on June 12, 2020. Young Han is considered “a talent in armor” with a compelling vision, is ready to conquer the jazz world with his grounded sound. in its rhythmic dynamism.

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