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Hrayr Attarian's Top Dozen with a Feminine Bend for 2013

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Here is my top dozen for 2013 (with a feminine bent and in alphabetical order). Women remain unjustly underrepresented as instrumentalists in jazz. Hopefully these superb records will help improve that disparity by introducing listeners to these outstandingly creative artists and their stimulating work.


Jamie Baum
Jamie Baum
Jamie Baum

flute

In This Life
(Sunnyside Records)

Celine Bonacina
Open Heart
(ACT)

Billie Davies
Billie Davies
Billie Davies
b.1955
drums

12 Volt
(Self Produced)

Satoko Fujii
Satoko Fujii
Satoko Fujii
b.1958
piano
Ma-Do
Time Stands Still
(Not Two Records)

Mary Halvorson
Illusionary Sea
(Firehouse 12)

Ingrid Laubrock
Ingrid Laubrock
Ingrid Laubrock
b.1970
saxophone
Anti-House
Strong Place
(Intakt)

Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
Nicole Mitchell
b.1967
flute

Aquarius
(Delmark)

Linda Oh
Linda Oh
Linda Oh

bass

Sun Pictures
(Green Leaf)

Matana Roberts
Matana Roberts
Matana Roberts

sax, alto

Coin Coin Chapter Two:
Mississippi Moonchile

(Constellation)

Karolina Strassmayer
Small Moments
(Lilypad Music)

Yuhan Su
Yuhan Su
Yuhan Su

vibraphone

Flying Alone
(Inner Circle)

Lisa Ullén and Nina de Heney
Look Right
(LJ Records)

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