Friday, December 14, 2012

Nextbop's Best Jazz Albums of 2012, Second Half

Here is the second half of's Best Jazz Albums of 2012, from #10 to #1. 

10) Lionel Loueke - Heritage (Blue Note)

8 tie) Marcus Miller - Renaissance (Concord Jazz)

8 tie) Brad Mehldau - Where Do You Start (Nonesuch)

7) Kurt Rosenwinkel - Star of Jupiter (Wommusic)

5 tie) Gregory Porter - Be Good (Motéma)

5 tie) ERIMAJ - Conflict of a Man (Don't Cry Recordings)

4) Christian Scott - Christian aTunde Adjuah (Concord Jazz)

3) The Bad Plus - Made Possible (Decca/Universal)

2) Vijay Iyer Trio - Accelerando (ACT)

1) Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio (Blue Note)

The Miller, Mehldau (again!), Scott, and Glasper recordings interest me the most.  I know Miller has sax player Alex Han in his band, and he's supposed to be very good.  Glasper has Casey Benjamin in his group.  Related clips and graphics are available on the Nextbop site here.

Well, lots for me to catch up on here.  As usual, if you have any thoughts, please pass them on.  More "best of" lists to come.

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