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

Fahir Atakoglu
For Love
Republic Records

Blue Note

Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins in Holland

Gregg August
Dialogues On Race, Vol. 1

Mulgrew Miller and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen
The Duo

Chico Pinheiro
City of Dreams
Buriti Records

Dena DeRose
Ode to the Road
High Note

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Ropeadope Name

Jesse Ryan
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

John Scofield
Swallow Tales

Sharel Cassity
Relsha Music

Bill Frisell
Blue Note

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