Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Best Albums Of 2013

JazzWrap looks back at a phenomenal 2013.

Another exciting year. We have seen the growth of recent talent into what will be significant voices of the future. And the continue leadership of the elders. We remember those who have shaped the scene and left us way too soon but what they've taught us lives on through us.

Below are some of the albums that have had a significant effect on me over the last year. In no real order except the first two because they would not stop playing on my stereo, ipod and inside my head.

I hope you get a chance to hear some of this amazing music over the next few months. And we all hope the music just keeps getting better and braver over the next year. Enjoy.

Album Of The Year: Sunna Gunnlaugs: Distilled

Mary Halvorson: Ilusionary Sea
Jakob Bro: December Song
Mostly Other People Do The Killing: Slippery Rock!
Soren Gemmer: At First
Jason Moran/Charles Lloyd: Hagars Song
Cakewalk: Transfixed
Nicole Mitchell: Aquarius
Mikrokolektyw: Absent Minded
Nick Hempton: Odd Man Out
Wadada Leo Smith/Angelica Sanchez: Twine Forest
Kris Davis: Capricorn Climber
Fred Hersch/Benoit Delbecq: Funhouse
Zero Centigrade: Selce
Sava Marinkovic: Nowhere Near
Soweto Kinch: Legend Of Mike Smith
Luis Lopes: Live In Madison
Susana Santos Silva/Torbjorn Zetterberg: Almost Tomorrow
Soren Dahl Jeppesen: Pipe Dreams
Christian McBride: Out Here

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