Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Best Albums Of 2012

JazzWrap revisits another stellar year in music for 2012.

Another jazz year with a host of new discoveries. Here's some of the exciting records we heard over during 2012. I hope you discover some new ones here too.

I decided to stop doing a list in any numerical order (expect my personal favourite album). It just doesn't make any sense to me. These are just the records we've spun the most over the year. Next year looks to be just as good.


Album of The Year: Mary Halvorson: Bending Bridges

Amy Cervini: Digging Me, Digging You
Scent Of Soil
Max Ritcher: Vivaldi Recomposed
Bernocchi Budd Guthrie: Winter Garden
Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
Jeff Parker: Bright Light In Winter
Neil Cowley Trio: The Face Of Mount Molehill
The Right Now: Gets Over You
Niels Lyhne Lokkegaard: Vesper
Cakewlk: Wired
Ebo Taylor: Appia Kwa Bridge
Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers
Josh Berman: There Now
Bruce Barth: Three Things Of Beauty
Branford Marsalis: Four MFs Playing Tunes
Traben: Push
Jakob Bro: Bro/Knak
Lund Quartet
Martin Kuchen: Hellstorm
Aram Shelton: Everything For Somebody
Portico Quartet
Scott McLemore: Remote Location
Platform 1: Takes Off
Hugo Carvalhais: Particula
1982 + B.J. Cole
Eric Revis: Parallax
Anat Cohen: Claroscuro
Ivar Grydeland
Arts & Sciences: New You
Jesper Zeuthen: Plus
Marek Jakubowicz: Feelings
Baloni: Fremdenzimmer
E.S.T.: 301
Ballrogg: Cabin Music
October Trio: New Dream
Andres Thor: Monokrom

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