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02 Jan 2022 8:14 AM | Mirian Arbalejo

50 Favorite Recordings of 2021*

Artifacts. Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed. ... And Then There's This. Astral Spirits

Patricia Brennan. Maquishti. Valley of Search

Roy Brooks. Understanding. Reel To Real

George Cables. Too Close For Comfort. HighNote Records

Caminero Trio. Al Toque. Karonte

Àlex Cassanyes. Composició II. UnderPool

Bill Charlap Trio. Street Of Dreams. Blue Note Records

Clasijazz Valparaíso Big Band. Casijazz Fundación Valparaíso

John Coltrane. A Love Supreme - Live In Seattle. Impulse!

Sylvie Courvoisier - Mary Halvorson. Searching for the Disappeared Hour. Pyroclastic

Dr. Lonnie Smith. Breathe. Blue Note

Scott DuBois. Summer Water. Watertone Music

Bill Evans Trio. On a Friday Evening. Craft

Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra. Promises. Luaka Bop

Michael Formanek - Peter Formanek. Dyads. Out Of Your Head

María Grand. Reciprocity. Biophilia Records

Roy Hargrove - Mulgrew Miller. In Harmony. Resonance

Abdullah Ibrahim. Solotude: My Journey, My Vision. Gearbox Records

Ethan Iverson & Umbria Jazz Orchestra, Bud Powell in the 21st Century. Sunnyside

Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, Tyshawn Sorey. Uneasy. ECM

Jazz Worms. Squirmin'. Capri

Sheila Jordan, Comes Love: Lost Session 1960. Capri

Charlotte Keefe. Right Here, Right Now. Discus Records

Martín Leiton. Desde a Bajo. UnderPool

James Brandon Lewis - Red Lily Quintet. Jesup Wagon. TAO Forms

Charles Lloyd & the Marvels. Tone Poem. Blue Note

Jean-Marie Machado Quartet. Majakka. La Buissonne

Georgia Mancio - Alan Broadbent. Quiet Is The Star. Roomspin Records

Ossi Maristo. Arc. Eclipse Music / Supersounds Music Oy

Marco Martínez. NOI. Errabal

Makaya McCraven. Deciphering the Message. Blue Note

Tomoko Omura. Branches Vol. 2. Outside In Music

Moisés P. Sánchez. Bach (Re)Inventions. MarchVivo

Gretchen Parlato. Flor. Edition Records

Marcelo Peralta. Northwest Wind. Mariana Potenza y Juan Calvi

Guillem Plana, Aleix Forts, David Viñolas. NUCLI TRIO. Errabal

Alex Riel, Bo Stief, Carsten Dahl. Our Songs. Storyville Records

Sara Serpa. Intimate Strangers. Biophilia Records

Fran Serrano Quintet. 0202. ESMUC

Archie Shepp / Jason Morán. Let My People Go. Archieball

Ches Smith & We All Break. Path of Seven Colors. Pyroclastic Records

Sons Of Kemet. Black To The Future. Impulse!

Kevin Sun. <3 Bird. Endectomorph Music

Arthur Taylor, Marc Cary, Tyler Mitchell, Abraham Burton, Willie Williams. Taylors Wailers [sic] Live In NYC (Birdland, 1992). The Harlem Sessions / Marc Cary

UNDP Collective. Esto Sí Se Llama Querer. UnderPool

UNDP Collective. UNDERPOOL 5  Vol 2. UnderPool

Angel Unzu Cuarteto. Orain. Moskito Rekords

Wadada Leo Smith’s Great Lakes Quartet. The Chicago Symphonies. TUM

Wadada Leo Smith, Jack DeJohnette, Vijay Iyer. A Love Sonnet for Billie Holiday. TUM

Anna Webber. Idiom. Pi

Mareike Wiening. Future Memories. Greenleaf Music

*As published by Mirian Arbalejo on December 31st 2021.

A shorten list was presented to the Jazz Critics Poll (The Arts Fuse).

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