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Mark Corroto's Best Releases Of 2020

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Goodbye to 2020 and for the most part good riddance. Unless of course, we are talking about great music. Hopefully, your self isolation bubble had good sounds. Keeping in mind the global pandemic will not end soon, here's a list of my top 18 releases for 2020. I hope they can ease the pain of social distancing.

Quin Kirchner
The Shadows And The Light
Astral Spirits


Rudresh Mahanthappa
Hero .Trio
Whirlwind Recordings


Matthew Shipp
The Piano Equation
Tao Forms


Jon Irabagon
I Don't Hear Nothin' But The Blues Volume 3:  Anatomical Snuffbox
Irabbagast Records


James Brandon Lewis / Chad Taylor
Live in Willisau
Intakt Records


Daniel Bingert
Berit In Space
Moserobie


Peter Brötzmann / Maâlem Mokhtar Gania / Hamid Drake
The Catch Of A Ghost
I Dischi Di Angelica


Claire Daly
Rah! Rah!
Ride Cymbal


Fred Hersch
Songs From Home
Palmetto Records


Un Poco Loco
Ornithologie
Umlaut Records


Roscoe Mitchell Quartet
Come And See What There Is To See
The Label


Alexander von Schlippenbach
Slow Pieces For Aki
Intakt Records


Ambrose Akinmusire
On The Tender Spot Of Every Calloused Moment
Blue Note Records


Webber / Morris Big Band
Both Are True
Greenleaf Records


Chris Pitsiokos
Speak In Tongues And Hope For The Gift Of Interpretation
Relative Pitch Records


Dave Rempis / Jeff Parker / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Jeremy Cunningham
Stringers & Struts
Aerophonic Records


Craig Taborn / Junk Magic
Compass Confusion
Pyroclastic Records


Marshall Allen / Sun Ra Arkestra
Swirling
Strut Records


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