4: Jaga Jazzist – Toccata (2010)

Steve Reich’s influence ringing loud and clear. This piece is a quite breathtaking achievement – if so far on this list I have focused on easily digested sugary morsels, then this is the complex meaty feast. The inexorable rhythm section, the exquisite harmonic tension, the dynamic ebb and flow, the beautifully judged trombone solo at the climax – I’m tempted to say ‘masterpiece’.

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