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Glenn Astarita's Best Recordings of 2021

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No doubt, 2021 was a tumultuous year on many fronts, but the jazz world had a spectacular year in the recording studio and beyond, although live appearances were limited. Hence, the following is a top ten list (in no particular order) that highlight some of the superb recordings released during 2021.

Steve Coleman
Live at the Village Vanguard II (MDW NTR)
PI Recordings


Stephan Thelen
Fractal Guitar 2
Moonjune Records


9 Horses
Omegah
Adhyâropa Records


Ohad Talmor
Long Forms
Intakt Records


Ray SuhyLewis Porter
Transcendent
Sunnyside Records


Ghost Rhythms
Spectral Music
Cuneiform Records


Frank Zappa
Zappa '88 The Last U.S. Show
Unbranded


John Zorn
The Ninth Circle
Tzadik


David Sanford
A Prayer for Lester Bowie
Greenleaf Music


Kaja DrakslerPetter EldhChristian Lillinger SOMIT
PUNKT.VRT.PLASTIK
Intakt Records


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