Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for readers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

5

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2012

Dan Bilawsky By

Sign in to view read count
Transcendent recordings don't come with a label identifying their magnificence, but they're easy to pick out. I had the honor and privilege of receiving, and listening to, more than 375 CDs for review consideration in 2012. I reviewed approximately 165 of them and these were the 15 that rose above the rest. Some are bold and others practice the art of quiet seduction, but every one of them won me over from the get go and remain close to my ears and heart (Note: these albums are not ranked in order of preference):




























































































Avishai Cohen - Trumpet
Triveni II
(Anzic Records)

Sara Gazarek
Blossom & Bee
(Palmetto Records)

Ryan Truesdell
Centennial—Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans
(ArtistShare)

Kate McGarry
Girl Talk
(Palmetto Records)

Branford Marsalis
Four MFs Playin' Tunes
(Marsalis Music)

Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen
Upper West Side
(Posi-Tone Records)

Gregory Porter
Be Good
(Motéma Music)

Anat Cohen
Claroscuro
(Anzic Records)

Wes Montgomery
Echoes Of Indiana Avenue
(Resonance Records)

Halie Loren
Heart First
(Justin Time Records)

Ablaye Cissoko/Volker Goetze
Amanke Dionti
(Motéma Music)

Andy Hunter
Think Like A Mountain
(Self Produced)

Jazz Soul Seven
Impressions Of Curtis Mayfield
(BFM Jazz)

Ferenc Nemeth
Triumph
(Dreamers Collective)

Greg Lewis/Organ Monk
Uwo In The Black
(Self Produced)

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017 Best of / Year End Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017
by Matt Hooke
Published: January 7, 2018
Read Friedrich Kunzmann's Best Releases Of 2017: Ethno-Jazz on the rise Best of / Year End Friedrich Kunzmann's Best Releases Of 2017: Ethno-Jazz...
by Friedrich Kunzmann
Published: January 7, 2018
Read 2017: The Year in Jazz Best of / Year End 2017: The Year in Jazz
by Ken Franckling
Published: January 5, 2018
Read Mark F. Turner's Best Releases Of 2017 Best of / Year End Mark F. Turner's Best Releases Of 2017
by Mark F. Turner
Published: January 3, 2018
Read Steve Bryant's Best Releases Of 2017 Best of / Year End Steve Bryant's Best Releases Of 2017
by Steve Bryant
Published: January 3, 2018
Read Ian Patterson's Best Releases of 2017 Best of / Year End Ian Patterson's Best Releases of 2017
by Ian Patterson
Published: January 2, 2018
Read "Steve Bryant's Best Releases Of 2017" Best of / Year End Steve Bryant's Best Releases Of 2017
by Steve Bryant
Published: January 3, 2018
Read "Ian Patterson's Best Releases of 2017" Best of / Year End Ian Patterson's Best Releases of 2017
by Ian Patterson
Published: January 2, 2018
Read "Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2017" Best of / Year End Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2017
by Karl Ackermann
Published: December 8, 2017
Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2017" Best of / Year End Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2017
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 1, 2017
Read "Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2017" Best of / Year End Geno Thackara's Best Releases of 2017
by Geno Thackara
Published: December 17, 2017
Read "C. Michael Bailey’s Best Recordings of 2017" Best of / Year End C. Michael Bailey’s Best Recordings of 2017
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: December 5, 2017