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C. Andrew Hovan

28 Dec 2020 10:27 AM | C. Andrew Hovan

A Dozen Top Jazz Picks for 2020

1. Connie Han- Iron Starlet  (Mack Avenue)

2. Redman/Mehldau/McBride/Blade- Round Again (Nonesuch)

3. Joe Farnsworth- Time to Swing (Smoke Sessions)

4. John Scofield- Swallow Tales (ECM)

5. Peter Bernstein- What Comes Next (Smoke Sessions)

6. Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy- Onward & Upward (Onyx)

7. Christian McBride Big Band- For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver (Mack Avenue)

8. Wayne Escoffery- The Humble Warrior (Smoke Sessions)

9.  Paul Desmond- The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings (Mosaic)

10. Thelonious Monk- Palo Alto (Impulse)

11. George Coleman- In Baltimore (Reel to Real)

12. Bill Evans- Live at Ronnie Scott's (Resonance)

SPECIAL MENTION- Blue Note Records' Tone Poet Series brought over two dozen choice titles from the vaults delivered in pristine sound and deluxe gatefold packaging complete with Frank Wolff photos.

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