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Nightsounds Jazz: Favorite Albums of 2020

Todd Gehman (flickr.com/pugetive)
Credit Todd Gehman (flickr.com/pugetive)

I wanted to get something out there for the best of jazz albums for 2020, since we launched Nightsounds Jazz in October.  Seek these out and I will expand this offering in 2021

Artemus – “Artemus” (Blue Note)

Nubya Garcia – “Source” (Concord Jazz)

Billy Childs – “Acceptance” (Mack Avenue)

Ron Miles – “Rainbow Sign” (Blue Note)

Jimmy Heath – “Love Letter” (Verve)

Rez Abbasi – “Django-Shift” (Whirlwind)

Kandace Springs – “The Women Who Raised Me’” (Blue Note)

Peter Bernstein – “What Comes Next” (Smoke Sessions)

Tigran Hamasyan – “The Call Within” (Nonesuch)

Sinne Eeg - Danish Radio Big Band – ‘We’ve Just Begun” (BFM Jazz)

Fred Hersch – “Songs From Home” (Palmetto)

Nils Landgren/Jan Lundgren – “Kristallen” (ACT)

Warren Wolf – “Reincarnation” (Mack Avenue)

Gregoire Maret – “Americana” (ACT)

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Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the Nightsounds program in the late 1980's.