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Best of / Year End

Ian Patterson's Best Releases of 2013

By Published: December 21, 2013
The following list represents my personal favorites of those CDs I reviewed this year. I am convinced that we live in a great age for jazz/creative music. You can only ever listen to a very small percentage of what's out there, but it's still a privilege to able to access this much terrific music.


Kenny Wheeler
Kenny Wheeler
Kenny Wheeler
b.1930
trumpet
, Norma Winstone
Norma Winstone
Norma Winstone
b.1941
vocalist

and the London Vocal Project
Mirrors
(Edition Records)

Yuhan Su
Yuhan Su
Yuhan Su

vibraphone

Flying Alone
(Inner Circle Music)

Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd
b.1938
saxophone
and Jason Moran
Jason Moran
Jason Moran
b.1975
piano

Hagar's Song
(ECM Records)

Francesco Turrisi
Francesco Turrisi
Francesco Turrisi
b.1977
piano

Songs of Experience
(Taquin Records)

Marius Neset
Marius Neset
Marius Neset

saxophone

Birds
(Edition Records)

Blood, Sweat, Drum + Bass
On The Road To Damascus
(Blood Sweat Media)

Chris Potter
Chris Potter
Chris Potter
b.1971
reeds

Sirens
(ECM Records)

Christy Doran
Christy Doran
Christy Doran
b.1949
guitar
's New Bag
Mesmerized
(Double Moon Records) )

Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell
b.1951
guitar

Big Sur
(Okeh)

Asaf Sirkis
Asaf Sirkis
Asaf Sirkis
b.1969
drums

Shepherd's Stories
(Stonebird Productions)

Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holanda
O Que Sera
(ECM Records)

David Redmond
Roots
(Fresh Sound New Talent)

Arun Ghosh
Arun Ghosh
Arun Ghosh

clarinet

A South Asian Suite
(Camoci Records)

Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Jamal
b.1930
piano

Saturday Morning
(Jazz Village)

Joachim Kuhn
Joachim Kuhn
Joachim Kuhn
b.1944
piano

Voodoo Sense
(ACT Music)

Chris Jennings
Chris Jennings
Chris Jennings
b.1978
bass, acoustic

Drum 'n Koto
(Promise Land Records)


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