Although it’s still early in the year, there are already a few frontrunners for the Best Jazz Albums of 2022. Ivo Perelman’s latest release, (D)IVO, is certainly as intense as it is perfect. Another early favorite is Michael Bisio and Matthew Shipp’s Flow of Everything. The duet completes each other so amazingly; it is stunning. Blue Note Records additionally listed two albums, The 7th Hand and Bells On Sand by Immanuel Wilkins and Gerald Clayton. What a start!Read More
Space is the first release by the trio of Lisa Ullén, Elsa Bergman, and Anna Lund, after they met as part of the Anna Högberg Attack’s sextet and released the excellent Anna Högberg Attack (2016), followed by the fabulous Lena (2020), which was indisputably a must-have album of 2020. It was recorded by Mats Äleklint on January 13, 2021, at Fylkingen, in Stockholm, Sweden, and was released by Relative Pitch Records.Read More
What should you expect in Jazz this month? This is our March 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.Read More
Double Music is the first album by Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén. It was recorded at Musikaliska in Stockholm, Sweden, in February 2021, and released on October 15, 2021, by Clean Feed Records. Sten Sandell and Lisa Ullén are two of the most important names in the Swedish jazz and avant-garde scene. They are releasing a duo album for the first time together.Read More
What should you expect in Jazz this month? This is our October 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.
After a month packed with amazing releases, October already seems to be as promising, maybe even better!
The albums are listed by release date. A playlist with one track per selected album is available at the end of the post.Read More
Discover our final and definitive “Best Jazz Albums of 2021” list.
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.Read More