Jerome Wilson's Best Recordings of 2021


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Despite all the continuing crises in the world, great creative music flourished in 2021 as it always seems to do. There were some artists like Wadada Leo Smith and Vijay Iyer who continued their regular flow of excellent releases, other veterans like Charnett Moffett and Pharoah Sanders who came out with powerful statements and new voices like Rodrigo Faina and Marques Carroll who made impressive debuts.

Charnett Moffett
New Love

John Daversa
All Without Words -Variations inspired by Loren
Tiger Turn

Floating Points
Luaka Bop

William Parker
Mayan Space Station
AUM Fidelity

Jeff Lederer
Eightfold Path
Little (i) Music

Wadada Leo Smith
The Chicago Symphonies

Barry Altschul
Long Tall Sunshine
Not Two

Mary LaRose
Out Here
Little (i) Music

Vijay Iyer

Rodrigo Faina
Different Roots
Red Piano Records

Sylvie Courvoisier/Mary Halvorson
Searching For The Disappeared Hour

Marques Carroll
The Ancestors' Call

Charles Lloyd
Tone Poem
Blue Note

Andrew Cyrille
The News

Broken Shadows
Broken Shadows

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