Jazz Albums of the Year 2013





The Top 20 best jazz albums of the past year


Another great year for innovative jazz, crafted against tough times for the music.



1.       Ravi Coltrane  - Spirit Fiction  cover       Ravi Coltrane - Spirit Fiction (Blue Note)

2.        Billy Hart  - All Our Reasons  cover       Billy Hart - All Our Reasons (ECM)

3.       Keith Jarrett  - Sleeper cover       Keith Jarrett - Sleeper (ECM) 2CD

4.       Kenny Garrett  - Seeds From The Underground   cover       Kenny Garrett - Seeds From The Underground (Mack Avenue)

5.        Pat Metheny  - Unity Band  cover       Pat Metheny - Unity Band (Nonesuch)

6.        Robert Glasper Experiment  - Black Radio  cover       Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio (Blue Note)

7.        Marc Johnson / Elaine Elias  - Swept Away cover       Marc Johnson / Elaine Elias - Swept Away (ECM)

8.         Dave Douglas  - Be Still cover      Dave Douglas - Be Still (Greenleaf)

9.         David Kikoski  - Consequences  cover       David Kikoski - Consequences (Criss Cross)

10.      Bobby Hutcherson - Somewhere In The Night cover      Bobby Hutcherson - Somewhere In The Night (Kind of Blue)

11.      Christian Scott - Christian aTunde Adjuah  cover       Christian Scott - Christian aTunde Adjuah (Concord Jazz) 2CD

12.     Wallace Roney  - Home  cover         Wallace Roney - Home (HighNote)

13.      Brad Mehldau  - Ode  cover       Brad Mehldau - Ode (Nonesuch)

14.     Branford Marsalis  - 4 Mf's Playin' Tunes   cover         Branford Marsalis - 4 Mf's Playin' Tunes (Marsalis Music)

15.    Clarence Penn - Dali In Cobble Hill  cover         Clarence Penn - Dali In Cobble Hill (Criss Cross)

16.     Tom Harrell  - No 5   cover         Tom Harrell - No 5 (High Note)

17.    Marcus Miller  - Renaissence  cover          Marcus Miller - Renaissence (Concord Jazz)

18.    Chad McCullough - Urban Nightingale cover          Chad McCullough - Urban Nightingale (Origin)

19.     Opus 5 - Pentasonic cover         Opus 5 - Pentasonic (Criss Cross)

20.       Johnathan Blake - Eleventh Hour    cover       Johnathan Blake - Eleventh Hour (Tzadik)


Jazz Albums of the Year 2012


Jazz Albums of the Year 2011


Jazz Albums of the Year 2010




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