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.
The first album with this line-up (Vijay Iyer, Linda May Han Oh, & Tyshawn Sorey), UnEasy, is another beautiful ECM album. It was recorded in Mount Vernon, New York (Oktaven Audio Studio) in December 2019.
Jazz April 2021: a month filled with such good releases, it feels like a year!
You will find here our selection of the 10 jazz albums released this month that got our full attention.
Listen to and follow our Spotify playlist ‘Best of Jazz – year 2021 (so far)‘ to discover all the following sounds.
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.