The Best Jazz Music of 2014

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The year 2014 has been a great one for jazz music. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best jazz albums of 2014.


Jazz music has come a long way since it first originated in the early 1900s. This genre of music has since evolved and grown in popularity, with various artists taking their own unique approach to create exciting and innovative sounds. In recent years, jazz music has experienced a resurgence in popularity, with many fans appreciating the complex melodies and rhythms that characterize this genre.

There have been many great jazz albums released in 2014, ranging from traditional to contemporary sounds. In this guide, we will take a look at some of the best jazz music of 2014, highlighting a variety of different artists and styles. Whether you are a die-hard jazz fan or just getting started, there is sure to be something on this list that you will enjoy.

Best Jazz Albums of 2014

It was a great year for jazz music, with a lot of great albums being released. Here are some of the best jazz albums of 2014.

“To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp a Butterfly is the third studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar. It was released on March 15, 2015, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album includes the singles “i”, “The Blacker the Berry”, and “Alright”. To Pimp a Butterfly debuted atop the Billboard 200 and received widespread critical acclaim.

“You’re Dead!” by Flying Lotus

“You’re Dead!” by Flying Lotus is one of the best jazz albums of 2014. It’s a mix of electronic and jazz music, and it’s absolutely amazing.

“Sunrise in Beijing” by Nils Petter Molvaer

Nils Petter Molvaer’s album “Sunrise in Beijing” is one of the best jazz albums of 2014. The Norwegian trumpeter/composer has created an atmospheric and evocative soundscape that draws the listener in and envelops them in its beauty. From the opening track, “Cloud 9”, with its gorgeous melody and sense of space, to the closer, “Nocturne”, which is both haunting and beautiful, this is an album that is full of surprises and delights.

Best Jazz Songs of 2014

The best jazz music of 2014 can be found in a variety of places. You can find it on the radio, online, or in person at a concert. There are many different types of jazz music, and the best of it can be found in a variety of different places. Let’s take a look at some of the best jazz music of 2014.

“So What” by Miles Davis

Miles Davis’ “So What” is one of the best jazz songs of 2014. The song was released in 1959 on the album Kind of Blue, and is considered one of Davis’ most famous recordings. The song is a jazz standard and has been covered by many artists, including Herbie Hancock, Sting, and John Coltrane. “So What” is a great example of Davis’ influential style of jazz and is a must-listen for any fan of the genre.

” take Five” by Dave Brubeck

“Take Five” is a jazz standard composed by Paul Desmond and originally recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet on its 1959 album Time Out. Based on the chord progression of “How High the Moon”, it was intended to feature Desmond’s alto saxophone in counterpoint with the other instruments, but once recorded it became associated with Brubeck’s piano playing.

The song is in 5/4 time, which gives it a “jaunty” feel different from most popular music of the period, which was mostly in 4/4. When asked about this odd meter, Brubeck replied: “It just sorta happened. I didn’t fight it.” Desmond’s main melody focuses on quarter notes, played mostly in the upper register of the alto saxophone. The melody is harmonized using mostlythirds and sixths.

The song became popular enough to cross over from jazz audiences to mainstream listeners, even reaching No. 25 on Billboard’s Pop Singles chart in 1961. In 1999, “Take Five” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

“A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane

Many consider “A Love Supreme” to be John Coltrane’s best work, and to some, the best jazz recording of all time. This extended composition is a suite in four parts, each one representing a different stage in a man’s quest for enlightenment. It begins with “Acknowledgement”, which is filled with hope and gratitude. Next is “Resolution”, where the individual struggles to maintain his faith during trying times. “Pursuance” is a lively section that features some of Coltrane’s most dazzling saxophone work. Finally, “Psalm” brings the suite to a beautiful and spiritual conclusion. This timeless work continues to inspire jazz musicians and listeners nearly 50 years after its release.


The past year has been a great one for jazz music. We’ve seen many new albums and artists come onto the scene, and the genre as a whole has continued to evolve.

While there are too many great albums to list them all here, we’ve compiled a short list of our favorites from 2014. If you’re a fan of jazz music, be sure to check out these albums!

– Kendrick Scott Oracle – We Are the Drum
– Trombone Shorty – Say That to Say This
– Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
– Erica Campbell – Help
– Jose James – While You Were Sleeping

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