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R.J. DeLuke's Best Releases of 2020

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Everyone knows how odd 2020 was. Nonetheless, artists around the globe put out some outstanding music as struggles to meet the new challenges continued. Creativity reigns supreme. There was a lot of music I didn't get to here, but here are some recordings that registered high marks.

Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and Brian Blade
RoundAgain
Nonesuch


Fahir Atakoglu
For Love
Republic Records


Artemis
Artemis
Blue Note


Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins in Holland
Resonance


Gregg August
Dialogues On Race, Vol. 1
Iacuessa


Mulgrew Miller and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
The Duo
Storyville


Chico Pinheiro
City of Dreams
Buriti Records


Dena DeRose
Ode to the Road
High Note


Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Axiom
Ropeadope Name


Jesse Ryan
Bridges
FWE Culture


Bobby Watson
Keepin' It Real
Smoke Sessions


David Gilmore
From Here to Here
Criss Cross-cultural


Kandace Springs
The Women Who Raised Me
Blue Note


Roberto Magris
Suite!
JMood


John Scofield
Swallow Tales
ECM


Sharel Cassity
Fearless
Relsha Music


Bill Frisell
Valentine
Blue Note

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