2013 Top 10 List

Brandon Peckman (The Phoenix)
  • Robert Glasper Experiment - "Black Radio 2" (Blue Note)
  • Tim Berne's Snakeoil - "Shadow Man" (ECM)
  • Craig Taborn - "Chants" (ECM)
  • Dave Douglas Quintet - "Time Travel" (Greenleaf)
  • Wayne Shorter - "Without a Net" (Blue Note)
  • Keith Jarrett Trio - "Somewhere" (ECM)
  • Dayna Stephens - "I'll Take My Chances" (Criss Cross)
  • Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd - "Holding it Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project" (Pi Recordings)
  • Pat Metheny - "Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20" (Tzadik)
  • Joe Lovano - "Cross Culture" (Blue Note)
It was difficult to choose 10 albums after an incredible year of jazz/improvised music releases.

HONORABLE 15 MENTIONS (IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER):
-Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak (ACT)
-Alexis Cuadrado: A Lorca Soundscape (Sunnyside)
-Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (Nonesuch)
-Aaron Parks: Arboresence (ECM)
-Uri Gurvich: BabEl (Tzadik)
-Nicholas Payton: #BAM: Live at Bohemian Caverns (BMF Records)
-Joshua Shneider: The Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra (BJU Records)
-Pascal LeBeouf: Pascal's Triangle
-Michel Gentile, Daniel Kelly, Rob Garcia: Works (Connection Works Records)
-Matt Mitchell: Fiction (Pi Recordings)
-Chris Potter: The Sirens (ECM)
-John Zorn: The Concealed (Tzadik)
-Chick Corea: The Vigil (Blue Note)
-The Wee Trio: Live at the Bistro (Bionic Records)
-Perry Smith Quartet: Street Sense (BJU Records)


TOP 10 JAZZ/IMPROVISED MUSIC RELEASES FOR 2013:

One word to describe 2013: slammin'

A prediction for next year: even better

 
 
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