Rupture, freedom, evolution, horizon: The story of jazz is a story of near-continuous change. You wouldn’t call the artists here “jazz” in the conventional sense—that’s the point. But in fusing jazz tradition with elements of indie rock, hip-hop, electronic music, and even a little pop, they’re sketching blueprints for a future whose shape and sound is still excitingly unresolved—a space of possibility where new ideas can take root. Join them. Our editors update picks here regularly, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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