The March 2023 selection will start as a list, without review.
Yes, it’s a bit raw. But this month looks so good, there’s no point in waiting at the risk of missing the releases of the following albums; our inputs or reviews will come later.
So, what should you expect from jazz this month? Welcome to our March 2023 selection of albums that have already been released or will soon be released this month (“What to Wait For”). These albums got our full attention and are worth your time. They are listed in order of release date.
The following selection is our definitive “Best Jazz Albums of 2022” list. As you are about to discover, 2022 was another great year for jazz!
First, all the jazz clubs and venues suddenly reopened, and it was possible to see and listen to the music we love and the artists we worship live again! It is hard to believe that less than one year ago, the music scene was non-existent. This is such a relief! Now that we deeply understand the fragility of this ecosystem, it feels important—and even better—to go out and enjoy what is definitely not a given.
Father’s Wing is an album by the Rob Mazurek Quartet, with Rob Mazurek on the piccolo trumpet, electronics, and bells, Kris Davis on the piano, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten on the double-bass, and Chad Taylor on the drums. The album was recorded on August 4, 2019, by Ken Christianson, at Pro Musica, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, and it was released on February 4, 2022, by Rogue Art.