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Jim Worsley's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022

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2022 has been another fertile year for jazz, both old and new. As this is now the season of giving and reflection, I share with you ten standout records that I had the privilege of reviewing. They are placed in random order for equal credibility. If, however, one did put a saxophone to my head to top the list it would come down to Daniel Rotem's stunning tribute to John Coltrane or ARCeology. The latter is a powerful hybrid of fusion and big band featuring the ARC Trio and the John Daversa Big Band. Both records are surprising omissions from Grammy consideration. Two records from this list, Bird Lives and Live In Italy, have deservingly been selected for Grammy consideration.

I hope this music adds joy to the season. Happy Holidays.

Bill Evans
Morning Glory
Resonance Records


Bill Evans
Inner Spirit
Resonance Records


Mike Miller
Trust
Blue Canoe Records


Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Skyline
5Passion


John Beasley
Bird Lives
ACT Music


Jimmy Haslip
ARCeology: The Music of MSM Schmidt
Blue Canoe Records


Daniel Rotem
Wise One: Celebrating The Music of John Coltrane
Self Produced


Yako Trio
OdesSea
Fair Weather Friends


Allan Holdsworth & Alan Pasqua
Proto-Cosmos
Blue Canoe Records


Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, Darek Oles
Live In Italy
Fuzzy Music

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