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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
Home.S.
ACT


Dreamstruck
With Grace In Mind
FSR


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
Vermillion
ECM Records


Roxy Coss
Disparate Parts
Outside in Music


Trevor Dunn
Séances
Pyroclastic Records


Gordon Grdina
Pathways
Attaboygirl Records


Jon Irabagon
Rising Sun
Irrabagast Records


Chick Corea
The Montreux Years
BMG


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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