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New Jazz Releases 2022
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New Jazz Releases – 2022

Even though we try to listen to as much jazz music as we can, it is extremely hard to estimate how many new jazz releases are available every year. This article by Tom Hull, in which he estimates that about 6K new jazz albums are released each year, is eye-opening. 6K! That is quite a number for only jazz albums. So we will try to list as many “new jazz releases 2022” as possible. As 1K seems quite reachable, we will try to aim at 2k releases listed here by the end of this year.

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Olivier Benoit - Europa
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Orchestre National De Jazz , Olivier Benoit – Europa

Europa is an amazing big-band jazz project led by Olivier Benoit during his years conducting the Orchestre National de Jazz. It resulted in four must-have albums that we will explore in this article: Paris, Berlin, Rome, and Oslo.

The Orchestre National De Jazz (or ONJ) [Discogs] is a French jazz orchestra created in 1986 via the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, with the intention to bring to life and renew the repertoire of the great jazz orchestras. The orchestra is directed by an appointed conductor and is renewed every 2-5 years. This is a state-subsidized formation and has the means to produce, distribute, and present its creations worldwide.

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Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon - Break a Vase
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Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon – Break a Vase

Break a Vase is an album by Alexander Hawkins‘ new sextet Mirror Canon (with Richard Olátúndé Baker, Neil Charles, Stephen Davis, Otto Fischer, and Shabaka Hutchings). It was recorded by Will Biggs on July 27 and 28, 2021, at Challow Park Studios, in Oxfordshire, in the United Kingdom, and it was released on January 21, 2021, on Intakt Records.

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Jazz January 2022

What should you expect in Jazz this month? This is our January 2022 Selection of albums that have already been released or have yet to be released this month (What to Wait For?). These albums got our full attention and should be worth your time.

The albums are ordered by the release date.

Discover the list of the selected albums [here], and of the entire list of releases for 2022 [here].

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MC4 - Music In Unusual Spaces
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MC4 – Music In Unusual Spaces

Music In Unusual Spaces is an album by guitarist Matt Clark and his new quartet with Charlotte Keeffe on trumpet, Ozzy Moysey on double bass, and James Edmunds on drums. Music In Unusual Spaces was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Nick Endacott-Gibb on location and at Wizard Audio, Hove, United Kingdom, and was released on December 10, 2021

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Cassius Lambert - Vendi
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Cassius Lambert – Vendi

Vendi is Cassius Lambert‘s third full-length release after Quote (2015) and Symetry (2018). Vendi is a solo album, where everything is composed and performed with an electric bass, without any additional loops or overdubs. The album was recorded in 2020 and was released on December 3, 2021.

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Jazz December 2021

What should you expect in Jazz this month? This is our December 2021 Selection of albums that have already been released or have yet to be released this month (What to Wait For?). These albums got our full attention and should be worth your time.

The albums are ordered by the release date.

A playlist with one track per selected album is available at the end of the post.

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