The decision to award a Qobuzism is made unanimously by the Qobuz team. In most cases, a Qobuzism is given to a “crossover” album in the best sense of the term, in that it will speak to all of our users.

By awarding a Qobuzism, we aim to draw attention to standout albums across a wide range of genres. In theory a Qobuzism is intended to alert you to an artist’s debut which has ventured into unexplored territory; but albums which merit this distinction can, in practice, come from anywhere! In each instance Qobuz endorses the album entirely, working with the artist in order to give them the greatest exposure possible – both within and outside of Qobuz. 

What we love is to give our Qobuz users the chance to discover recordings which are not necessarily what they would normally go for.

Albums

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Jazz - Released May 13, 2016 | naïve Jazz

Hi-Res Distinctions Indispensable JAZZ NEWS - Qobuzissime
The idea of ​​setting up a quartet of this kind is not new ground for the talented Airelle Besson. In fact, she confessed back in 2014 (the year of that rehearsals with the band began) that she had spent the previous five years studying up on the subject. The chemistry between the band members and Besson takes place very quickly, and the artist puts it down to her choice of collaboration, with Benjamin Moussay (piano, synthesizer) and Fabrice Moreau (drums) both playing important roles. The discovery and addition of the highly adept Isabel Sörling, a Scandinavian vocalist, is another key aspect of the project and one which makes it all the more singular. Organic and minimalist from end to end, the Radio One music ensemble is graceful and delicate. By placing emotion at the heart of the project, the quartet connect with the listener, and vice versa. A wonderful Qobuzism!
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Jazz - Released September 4, 2015 | ECM

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Qobuzissime - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik
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Jazz - Released May 11, 2015 | Brainfeeder

Hi-Res Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography - Pitchfork: Best New Music - Indispensable JAZZ NEWS - L'album du mois JAZZ NEWS - Qobuzissime
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Jazz - Released May 4, 2015 | Jazz Village

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Qobuzissime
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Jazz - Released February 16, 2015 | Jazz Village

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Qobuzissime
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Contemporary Jazz - Released September 22, 2014 | Nome

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Choc Jazzman - TSF - Qobuzissime
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Jazz - Released March 22, 2013 | ACT Music

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4F de Télérama - Le top 6 JAZZ NEWS - Qobuzissime - The Qobuz Standard - Hi-Res Audio - Sélectionné par Ecoutez Voir
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Jazz - Released March 5, 2012 | Jazz Village

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Sélection Les Inrocks - Qobuzissime - Hi-Res Audio - Sélection JAZZ NEWS
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Contemporary Jazz - Released February 2, 2012 | Laborie Jazz

Booklet Distinctions TSF - Choc de Classica - Elu par Citizen Jazz - Découverte JAZZ NEWS - Qobuzissime - The Qobuz Standard
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Jazz - Released January 1, 2012 | ECM

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Qobuzissime - Hi-Res Audio
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Jazz - Released November 7, 2011 | Discograph

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Qobuzissime - Hi-Res Audio
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Vocal Jazz - Released September 2, 2011 | Laborie Jazz

Distinctions Elu par Citizen Jazz - Découverte JAZZ NEWS - Qobuzissime
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Jazz - Released December 6, 2005 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

Distinctions Qobuzissime
This album is one of David Sanborn's better early recordings. Although the record is perhaps best known for the altoist's version of Paul Simon's "I Do It For Your Love," Sanborn's playing on some of the other cuts (most notably "Mamacita" and "7th Avenue") finds him really stretching within the R&B/crossover genre. Only "Smile" (which has some mundane vocalizing) is a minus, and it is more than compensated for by Sanborn's passionate improvising elsewhere. ~ Scott Yanow
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Jazz - Released October 15, 1993 | Maverick

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography - Qobuzissime