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27 Dec 2020 1:31 PM | J Hunter

TOP 10 JAZZ2K DISCS OF 2020:

  1. Maria Schneider Orchestra - Data Lords (ArtistShare)
  2. Shabaka & the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here by History (impulse!)
  3. Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science - Waiting Game (Motema)
  4. Orrin Evans / Captain Black Big Band - The Intangible Between (Smoke Sessions)
  5. Lakecia Benjamin - Pursuance: The Coltranes (Ropeadope)
  6. Bright Dog Red - Somethin' Comes Along (Ropeadope)
  7. Dave Douglas - Dizzy Atmosphere (Greenleaf Music)
  8. Dan Loomis - Job's Trials: A Jazz Song Cycle (Self-released)
  9. Jimmy Greene - While Looking Up (Mack Avenue)
  10. Nduduzo Makhatini - Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds (Blue Note)

2020 JAZZ2K AWARDS:

  • BEST PARTY DISC: Funk Shui NYC - SharkNATO On A Plane (Zoho)
  • BEST VOCAL DISC: Karrin Allyson Sextet - Shoulder to Shoulder: Centennial Tribute to Women's Suffrage (eOne)
  • BEST SOLO OR DUO DISC: Brian Charette - Like The Sun (Self-released)
  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Randy Brecker / Eric Marienthal - Double Dealin' (Shanachie)
  • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Nubya Garcia - Source (Concord Jazz)
  • LOCAL HERO AWARD: Dylan Canterbury - Going Places (Self-released)
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