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These are the 2020 "Best of Jazz" lists and commentaries compiled by Members of the Jazz Journalists Association. They are displayed in the order received, with the most recent on top. 

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  • 25 Nov 2020 10:38 AM | Sammy Stein

    Top releases 2020 - in no order

     Sothiac feat Paul Jolly ' Superluna' ( Sotrhiac/33Jazz)

     Ivo Perelman/Gordon Grdina ' The Purity of desire' ( Not Two records)

     The End Allt Ir Intet ( Rare Noise records)

     Will Glaser and James Allsop ' New River Ramble' ( self release)

     Archie The Goldfish 'Hidden Depths' ( Ropeadope)

     Elliot Galvin and Binker Golding 'Ex Nihillo (Byrd Out)

     Ensemble C Small World ( Self Release)

     Dinosaur ' to THe Earth' ( Edition)

     Erodoto Project ' Mythos- Metomorphosis ( Cultural Bridge)

     Tony Kofi - Another Kind Of Soul ( Last Music Company)

     Witch N Monk ' Witch 'N Monk' ( Tzadik )

     David Grubbs/Mats Gustafsson ' The Underflow' (Corbet vs Dempsey)

    All of these are worth checking out. So difficult to choose just a few.

    Best Interviews I carried out in 2020

    Ivo Perelman       Ivo Perelman is Prolific in His Creativity: An Interview with Ivo Perelman ~ The Free Jazz Collective (freejazzblog.org)

    Mats Gustafsson  An Interview with Mats Gustafsson ~ The Free Jazz Collective (freejazzblog.org)

    Daniel Bennett LOOKING FOR THE BLESSINGS! - Daniel Bennett offers hope during Coronavirus (jazzviews.net) 

    These interviews were very revealing






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