Jazz Albums of the Year 2012





The Top 20 best jazz albums of the past year


Some great new music makes this another great year for innovative jazz.



1.       Keith Jarrett  - Rio cover       Keith Jarrett - Rio (ECM) 2CD

2.       Bill Frisell - All We Are Saying.... cover       Bill Frisell - All We Are Saying.... (Savoy Jazz)

3.       Tom Harrell - Time of the Sun cover       Tom Harrell - Time of the Sun (HighNote)

4.       Charles Lloyd - Athens Concert cover       Charles Lloyd - Athens Concert (ECM) 2CD

5.        Christian McBride Big Band - The Good Feeling cover       Christian McBride Big Band - The Good Feeling (!K7)

6.        Joshua Redman  -  James Farm  cover       Redman/Parks/Penman/Harland - James Farm (Nonesuch)

7.        Live At Birdland cover       Lee Konitz/Brad Mehldau/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian - Live At Birdland (ECM)

8.        Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo - Songs of Mirth and Melancholy   cover       Branford Marsalis/Joey Calderazzo - Songs of Mirth and Melancholy (Marsalis Music)

9.          Miles Davis - Live In Europe 1967 cover       Miles Davis - Live In Europe 1967 (Sony Legacy) 3CD + DVD

10.    David Sanchez, Stefon Harris, Christian Scott - Ninety Miles cover      Harris/Sanchez/Scott - Ninety Miles (Concord Picante)

11.    Danny Grissett- Stride cover       Danny Grissett- Stride (Criss Cross)

12.    Brad Mehldau - Live In Marciac cover         Brad Mehldau - Live In Marciac (Nonesuch) (2CD +DVD)

13.    Wellstone Conspiracy - Humble Origins cover       Wellstone Conspiracy - Humble Origins (Origin)

14.     Storms/Nocturnes Trio (Joe Locke, Geoffrey Keezer, Tim Garland) -  Via cover         Storms/Nocturnes Trio (Locke/Keezer/Garland) - Via (Origin)

15.    Peter Bernstein - Live At Smalls cover         Peter Bernstein - Live At Smalls (SmallsLive)

16.     Christian McBride -Conversations With Christian cover         Christian McBride -Conversations With Christian (Mack Avenue)

17.    Hank Jones - Trio With Mads Vinding & Al Foster cover          Hank Jones - Trio With Mads Vinding & Al Foster (Storyville)

18.    Bill Frisell - Blues Dream cover          Bill Frisell - Blues Dream (Nonesuch)

19.    Collin Valon  Rruga  cover         Collin Valon - Rruga (ECM)

20.     Collin Valon  Rruga  cover       Anthony Branker & Word Play - Dialogic (Origin)


Jazz Albums of the Year 2011


Jazz Albums of the Year 2010




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3 comments:

matt fink said...

blues dream by bill frisell is from 2001, not 2011. just sayin.

C├ędric said...

Great List! Discovered some new CDs to check out.
Hopefully my new CD will make it to the best albums 2013: What's The Catch by Klangquadrat

Anonymous said...

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Long live jazz!