Year in Review


Popular Jazz Venues in New York City

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The following jny: New York City venues generated the most reader interest at Jazz Near You. Jazz Near You, All About Jazz's companion website is a global jazz events calendar and club & festival directory supporting over 300 cities from jny: Austin to jny: Zurich. Blue Note New York 131 West Third StreetNew York, NY 10012, United [email protected] The Blue Note jazz club is like a precocious kid who has ...


Tony Ozuna’s Best Albums 2022

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In 2022, live jazz clubs were revived and the rapport of musicians and their audience took a higher level of mutual appreciation. Groups listed on this Best Albums finally got to tour their newest releases across borders. Jazz that evolves with the times and across continents are the criteria for these selected Best Albums of 2022. Makaya McCraven In These Times International Anthem Makaya McCraven refers to himself as the “beat scientist" for ...


Mark Sullivan's Best Jazz & Beyond Albums Of 2022

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Another great year for recordings. The pandemic's influence faded, but several of the albums on my list were still created remotely. My picks leaned towards the experimental side: a bit more “beyond" than “jazz." I could have easily listed another ten albums released by ECM Records and Blue Note Records--to name two established labels I have always especially loved--which both had strong years. Here's to 2022, and Happy New Year! Theo Croker Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic ...


Popular Jazz Songs: 2022

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All About Jazz tracks how often a featured Song of the Day is heard, and the following represent the most popular in 2022. If you missed them the first time around, give them a listen now. We appended our Song of the Week 2022 playlist below. They may not represent the most popular due to when they were featured during the year, but they are strong collection of tunes. Enjoy them! A Nightingale Sang in ...


Most Read Album Reviews: 2022

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent our most popular in 2022. Anthropods Mark Holub Reviewed by Glenn Astarita June 23, 2022 Los Angeles Forum April 26, 1969 Jimi Hendrix Reviewed by Doug Collette November 20, 2022 Yes Tomorrow Paul Dunmall Reviewed by John Sharpe September 30, 2022 Feel Like Making Live!


Most Read Articles: 2022

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All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2022. Phase Dancing: Gottlieb, Wertico, Sanchez--The Art of Drumming in the Pat Metheny Group Interview March 24, 2022 Robert Fripp: Exposures Extended Analysis June 4, 2022 José Valentino: The Entrepreneurial Approach To Jazz And Beyond Interview August 10, 2022 ...


John Sharpe's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

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From the 200 or so discs that I heard in 2022, here are eleven new issues (in roughly the order I came across them), which gave me the most pleasure. As ever I find it particularly invidious to pick and choose between honest artistic endeavours. So perhaps it's better to view these selections as a chance to pick up on something that you might otherwise have missed. As a fan I always look forward to the annual year end lists ...


Doug Hall's Best Jazz Albums of 2022

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So many new jazz releases and so little time. If I could lock myself away in a listening room for a month with food and water only, I could begin do justice to all the significant, creative and enlightening recordings that have been offered in 2022. Phew!!! Charles Lloyd Trios ChapelBlue Note Records Cecile McLorin SalvantGhost Song Nonesuch Records Immanuel WilkinsThe 7th Hand Blue ...


2022: The Year in Jazz

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Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The 11th annual International Jazz Day blended in-person and livestreamed events around the globe. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four new NEA Jazz ...


Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022

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The depth and range of the music that jazz players have put on record in 2022 are so big that summarizing this “year in jazz" by selecting only ten albums feels akin to taking the photo of a breath-taking landscape with an ultra-low resolution camera... Ten years from now, how is one supposed to understand how 2022 sounded through a sonic picture consisting of just ten, very large, audio pixels? So I much prefer a higher resolution image ...

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