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Robert Bush’s Best Releases of 2013

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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.

Mark Dresser
Mark Dresser
Mark Dresser
b.1952
bass, acoustic

Nourishments
(Clean Feed)

Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
b.1945
piano

Somewhere
(ECM)

Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith
Wadada Leo Smith
b.1941
trumpet

Occupy The World
(TUM)

Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley
Nate Wooley
b.1974
trumpet

Sit In The Throne Of Friendship
(clean feed)

Lucian Ban, Mat Maneri
Mat Maneri
Mat Maneri
b.1969
viola

Transylvanian Concert
(ECM)

Mary Halvorson
Illusionary Sea
(Firehouse 12)

Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek
b.1958
bass

Small Places
(ECM)

Ches Smith
Hammered
(Clean Feed)

Tim Berne
Tim Berne
Tim Berne
b.1954
saxophone

Shadow Man
(ECM)

Michael Vlatkovich
You're too dimensional
(pfMENTUM)

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