2013 proved to be another banner year for recorded jazz—so much wonderful music—no one could argue that this is a dying art form. These ten recordings stood out in particular.
Keith Jarrett – Somewhere (ECM)
Wadada Leo Smith – Occupy The World (TUM)
Lucian Ban, Mat Maneri – Transylvanian Concert (ECM)
Mary Halvorson – Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12)
Michael Formanek – Small Places (ECM)
Tim Berne – Shadow Man (ECM)
Michael Vlatkovich – You’re too dimensional (pfMENTUM)