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Hrayr Attarian's Top Dozen with a Feminine Bend for 2013

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Here is my top dozen for 2013 (with a feminine bent and in alphabetical order). Women remain unjustly underrepresented as instrumentalists in jazz. Hopefully these superb records will help improve that disparity by introducing listeners to these outstandingly creative artists and their stimulating work.


Jamie Baum
In This Life
(Sunnyside Records)

Celine Bonacina
Open Heart
(ACT)

Billie Davies
12 Volt
(Self Produced)

Satoko Fujii Ma-Do
Time Stands Still
(Not Two Records)

Mary Halvorson
Illusionary Sea
(Firehouse 12)

Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House
Strong Place
(Intakt)

Nicole Mitchell
Aquarius
(Delmark)

Linda May Han Oh
Sun Pictures
(Green Leaf)

Matana Roberts
Coin Coin Chapter Two:
Mississippi Moonchile

(Constellation)

Karolina Strassmayer
Small Moments
(Lilypad Music)

Yuhan Su
Flying Alone
(Inner Circle)

Lisa Ullén and Nina de Heney
Look Right
(LJ Records)

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