Getting into Jazz can seem a bit overwhelming with a multitude of eras, styles and offshoots of both of those, but there are a number of good entry points that can help you get your feet wet as you wade into that massive ocean of music. Any of these albums can help you get acclimated and can help steer you to your preferred style. Honestly, these are all incredible albums and each are considered classics of the genre, so you really can’t go wrong with any of them.
The one good thing to come out of the pandemic is that a lot of musicians just continued to write and record music while we were on a 15 month shutdown. 2021 has had albums coming out fast and furious so far and it shows no signs of slowing down. With that in mind, it’s time to talk about a few of the best ones so far.