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Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2013

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The annual rite of writing a "best of" list at All About Jazz is a most pleasurable and difficult task; pleasurable for the reflections on great art that come along with the task and difficult because of the need to make hard choices. I've been inspired by dozens of new jazz recordings this year, but I've whittled down the list to these eighteen albums. This year's list includes perennial favorites, critically acclaimed giants, oft-unheralded veterans, up-and-comers, virtual unknowns and more. As per usual, only albums that I reviewed at All About Jazz were up for consideration (Note: these albums are not ranked in order of preference):


Dave Holland
Dave Holland
Dave Holland
b.1946
bass

Prism
(Dare2 Records)

Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton
Tierney Sutton
b.1963
vocalist

After Blue
(BFM Jazz)

Alexis Cuadrado
Alexis Cuadrado
Alexis Cuadrado
b.1971
bass

A Lorca Soundscape
(Sunnyside)

Nicky Schrire
Nicky Schrire
Nicky Schrire

vocalist

Space And TIme
(Magenta Label Group)

Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch
Fred Hersch
b.1955
piano
and Julian Lage
Julian Lage
Julian Lage

guitar

Free Flying
(Palmetto Records)

Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman
b.1927
piano
& Ken Peplowski
Ken Peplowski
Ken Peplowski
b.1959
clarinet

...Live At The Kitano
(Victoria)

Frank Wess
Frank Wess
Frank Wess
1922 - 2013
sax, tenor

Magic 101
(IPO Recordings)

David Ake
Bridges
(Posi-Tone Records)

Jim Snidero
Jim Snidero
Jim Snidero
b.1958
sax, alto

Stream Of Consciousness
(Savant Records)

Ryan Keberle
Ryan Keberle
Ryan Keberle
b.1980
trombone
+ Catharsis
Music Is Emotion
(Alternate Side Records)

Marc Cary
Marc Cary
Marc Cary

piano

For The Love Of Abbey
(Motéma Music)

Kait Dunton
Kait Dunton
Kait Dunton
b.1983
piano

Mountain Suite
(Self Produced)

Heather Masse and Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman
Dick Hyman
b.1927
piano

Lock My Heart
(Red House)

Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra
Bloom
(19/8)

Nilson Matta
Nilson Matta's Black Orpheus
(Motema Music)

Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan
Tommy Flanagan
1930 - 2001
piano
/ Jaki Byard
Jaki Byard
Jaki Byard
1922 - 1999
piano

The Magic Of 2
(Resonance Records)

Duduka Da Fonseca Trio
New Samba Jazz Directions
(Zoho Music)

3 Cohens
3 Cohens
3 Cohens

band/orchestra

Tightrope
(Anzic Records)

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