Doug Collette's Best Releases Of 2020

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Given the challenging year that was 2020, "Best of..." lists may turn out to be the high points of the last twelve months. Certainly there were times in the spring when it seemed as though a drought of new music might be inescapable, but as summer turned to fall, the titles kept rolling out, with the usual clockwork regularity (almost). Here, then, is music worth remembering, released during a time mostly worth forgetting.

Kim Simmonds/Savoy Brown
Ain't Done Yet
Quarto Valley Records

Holly Bowling
Seeking All That's Left Unsung

Fred Hersch
Songs From Home
Palmetto Records

Pat Metheny
From This Place
Nonesuch Records

Brad Mehldau
Suite: April 2020

Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau/Christian McBride/Brian Blade
Nonesuch Records

Mike Dillon
Royal Potato Family

Thana Alexa

Will Bernard
Freelance Subversives

Billy Martin

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