The Very Best of This Is Acid Jazz: A 10 Year Celebration finds Instinct Records digging deep into its archive of This Is Acid Jazz compilations to assemble this double-disc best-of. The first disc focuses on the years 1991-1996 and collects all the classics -- tracks like Exodus Quartet's "What's That" that helped jump-start the acid jazz movement. The second disc compiles songs from the years 1997-2001, featuring well-known tracks like United Future Organization's "Somewhere" and Jimpster's "Topics in Groove." If you've always been curious about this long-running series of albums, this best-of is the perfect place to begin. It sorts through the clutter for you. However, if you already own a number of the This Is Acid Jazz compilations, you might want to hold off on this best-of since it reprises the best songs from those albums rather than presents new music.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2