This first-ever compilation from Jazzanova’s vital JCR label, while sadly bereft of the legendary mixing skills of its Germanic owners, flaunts a diversity and consistency not often seen in the dance world. Teeming with jazz influence yet wildly varied, Playlist melts organically from Victor Davies’s mellow acoustic soul and unearthed Eastern European jazz from both Jerzy Millian and the sublime Novi Singers, to exquisite nu-jazz and broken beat flavors from scene stalwarts like Nuspirit Helsinki, Rima and Jazzanova themselves, connecting the dots between the past, present and future via the thread of jazz running through every track. Lush, innovative and essential.