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Mike Jurkovic's Best Recordings of 2021


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Once again we give thanks to the artists that kept us real. Kept us sane. Kept us from going off the rails like the whole rest of the reality around us. Fortunately there was so much more than this. Here is the music that hit in a big way and that stays foremost on the radar. No particular order mind you, just the music that inspired a way past the national exhaustion.

John Coltrane
A Love Supreme -Live In Seattle
Impulse! Records

Joni Mitchell
Archives: Volume 2 The Reprise Years (1968-1971)

Veronica Swift
This Bitter Earth
Mack Avenue Records

Art Blakey
First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings
Blue Note Records

Orrin Evans
The Magic of Now
Smoke Sessions Records

Charles Lloyd
Tone Poem
Blue Note Records

Christian McBride
Christian McBride & Inside Straight Live at the Village Vanguard
Mack Avenue Records

Vijay Iyer

Chick Corea
Concord Music Group

Renee Rosnes
Kinds of Love
Smoke Sessions Records

Jihye Lee
Daring Mind
Motmema Records

Zacc Harris Group
Small Wonders
Shifting Paradigm Records

Rachel Eckroth
The Garden
Rainy Day Records

Shai Maestro

Emmet Cohen
Future Stride
Mack Avenue Records

Carlos Henriquez
The South Bronx Story
Tiger Turn

Lisa Hilton
Transparent Sky
Ruby Slippers Productions

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