I can’t believe I haven’t included Paolo Pavan yet!
Inside by Paolo Pavan has long been one of the best albums on Jamendo. Pavan is a serious, professional jazz musician in Italy, and puts out excellent work under the Creative Commons. While it sometimes sounds a bit “smooth jazz”, it never ventures too far in that direction, and makes up for it with a strutting, confident playfulness — take, for example, the way “Urban Slanging” ends.
His works are all worth downloading, but begin with this, his striking debut.
INSIDE by Paolo Pavan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.