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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].

New Jazz Releases - January 2022

Selection January 2022

Tony Malaby – The Cave Of Winds

Tony Malaby - The Cave Of Winds
Tony Malaby
The Cave Of Winds
(Pyroclastic Records)

By looking at Pyroclastic Records’ presence on the 2021 End of the Year Best Of lists, this new release by Tony Malaby may already have a strong chance to end up in the 2022 ones.

Tony Malaby: tenor and soprano saxophones; Ben Monder: guitar; Michael Formanek: double bass; Tom Rainey: drums
Release date January 10, 2021


Aaron Burnett – Correspondence

Aaron Burnett - Correspondence
Aaron Burnett
Correspondence
(Relative Pitch Records)

Seven solo saxophone improvisations recorded during the lockdown. Apparently, this is Aaron Burnett’s final avant-garde record. We hope not!

Aaron Burnett: saxophones
Release date January 7, 2022


Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon – Break a Vase

Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon - Break a Vase
Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon
Break a Vase
(Intakt Records)

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole”
Derek Walcott (extract from his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize)

Read the full review here: Break a Vase

Alexander Hawkins: grand piano, upright piano, sampler; Shabaka Hutchings: flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophones; Richard Olátúndé Baker: adamo (talking drum), percussion; Neil Charles: acoustic bass guitar, double bass; Stephen Davis: drums; Otto Fischer: electric guitar
Release date January 21, 2022


Tim Berne, Gregg Belisle-Chi – Mars

Tim Berne, Gregg Belisle-Chi - Mars
Tim Berne, Gregg Belisle-Chi
Mars
(Intakt Records)

Mars is the first duo by saxophonist Tim Berne and guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi. The 12 songs were all written by Tim Berne and reimagined in real-time by him and Gregg.

Tim Berne: alto saxophone; Gregg Belisle-Chi: guitar
Release date January 21, 2022


Immanuel Wilkins – The 7th Hand

Immanuel Wilkins - The 7th Hand
Immanuel Wilkins
The 7th Hand
(Blue Note Records)

“The album consists of an hour-long suite comprised of seven movements that strive to bring the quartet closer to complete vesselhood by the end, where the music would be entirely improvised, channeled collectively.”
–Blue Note

Immanuel Wilkins: alto saxophone; Micah Thomas: piano; Daryl Johns: bass; Kweku Sumbry: drums | Guests – Elena Pinderhughes: flute; Farafina Kan Percussion Ensemble
Release date January 28, 2022


Emile Parisien – Louise

January 2022 - Emile Parisien - Louise
Emile Parisien
Louise
(ACT)

If 2022 is as soft and beautiful as Louise, then it will be a good year for sure!

Emile Parisien: soprano saxophone; Theo Croker: trumpet; Roberto Negro: piano; Manu Codjia: guitar; Joe Martin: bass; Nasheet Waits: drums
Release date January 28, 2022


Mark Lockheart – Dreamers

January 2022 - Mark Lockheart - Dreamers
Mark Lockheart
Dreamers
(Edition Records)

“I wanted this music to be unfussy and direct, but also unpredictable and surprising. The writing happened quickly for this album – my only intention being not to be restricted by style or genre. Of course there are influences and with hindsight I can hear many of them, John Zorn, Burt Bacharach, Ellington, and Kraftwerk are all here, not sure how, perhaps they were all in one of my dreams!”
–Mark Lockheart

Mark Lockheart: saxophones; Elliot Galvin: keyboards; Tom Herbert: bass guitar; Dave Smith: drums
Release date January 28, 2022


Mathis Picard – Live at the Museum

Mathis Picard - Live at the Museum
Mathis Picard
Live at the Museum
(Outside In Music)

“Freedom and connection, not winning, is what attracted me to the music.”
—Mathis Picard

Read our review Live at the Museum

Mathis Picard: piano
Release date January 28, 2022


January 2022 – New Jazz Selection


Discover the New Jazz Releases 2022 list.

Playlist

Listen to those tracks on our Spotify playlist “Best Jazz 2022”.

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