What to expect in Jazz this month? This is our August 2021 Selection of albums already released or to be released this month (What to Wait For?). Albums – or EPs, or Singles – that got our full attention and should be worth your time.
A playlist with one track per selected album is available at the end of the post.
You will find here our Jazz January 2021 selection, with 10 albums (and tracks) released this month that clearly got our attention.
Discover our final and definitive “Best Jazz Albums of 2021” list.
Edit Dec 1st, 2021
…and our Best Jazz 2021 playlist here
This year, the selection is divided into albums featuring solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, and larger ensembles, with three selections per category, for a total of 18 albums. We also added one category for “Artist of the Year”, and one for “Archive of the Year”, thereby adding two albums to the final selection, for a grand total of 20 albums that sum up how great 2021 was for jazz.