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Mike Jurkovic's Best Jazz Albums Of 2022


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Jazz continues to evolve and win swaths of converts despite what Tik-Tok and a chaotic, crumbling music industry (and world order) might render. These discs, in no particular order and representing no particular form, (ie: bop, free, nu-jazz, house jazz, whatever) are just a small gathering of the many great discs and great ideas the music and the musicians, continue to generate. Listening in 2022 was inspiring! Here's to a most promising 2023!

Emmet Cohen
Uptown In Orbit
Mack Avenue Records

Connie Han
Secrets of Inanna
Mack Avenue Records

Immanuel Wilkins
The 7th Hand
Blue Note Records

Esbjorn Svensson

With Grace In Mind

Charles Mingus
The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott's
Resonance Records

Keith Jarrett
Bordeaux Concert
ECM Records

Cecil Taylor
The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert
Oblivion Records

Ahmad Jamal
Emerald City Nights 1963-1964
Jazz Detective

Ahmad Jamal
Emerald City Nights 1965-1966
Jazz Detective

Kit Downes
ECM Records

Roxy Coss
Disparate Parts
Outside in Music

Trevor Dunn
Pyroclastic Records

Gordon Grdina
Attaboygirl Records

Jon Irabagon
Rising Sun
Irrabagast Records

Chick Corea
The Montreux Years

Elvin Jones
Revival: Live At Pookie's Pub
Blue Note Records

Jakob Bro
Once Around the Room
ECM Records

Patricia Brennan
More Touch
Pyroclastic Records

Tim Berne
One More Please
Intakt Records

Ches Smith
Interpret It Well
Pyroclastic Records

Lisa Hilton
Paradise Cove
Ruby Slippers Productions.




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