Jazz Prospecting:
Artist Index

This is a cumulative list of records reviewed under Jazz Prospecting, indexed by artist. (Various artist compilations follow below.) Release dates are in brackets, as opposed to recording dates, listed first where known and different. In order to better group the records by artist minor differences in artist names have been omitted. Sort within artist is generally by the last year of material included or release date.

Juhani Aaltonen and Heikki Sarmanto: Conversations (2010 [2012], TUM, 2CD) A− 

Eivind Aarset: Dream Logic (2011-12 [2012], ECM) B+(**) 

Greg Abate: The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods (2012, Rhombus) B+(*) 

Rez Abbasi: Continuous Beat (2012, Enja) B+(***) 

Susanne Abbuehl: The Gift (2012 [2013], ECM) B 

John Abercrombie Quartet: Within a Song (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(***) 

Accidental Tourists: The L.A. Sessions (2010 [2012], Challenge) B+(**) 

Mario Adnet: Amazonia: On the Forest Trail (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*) 

Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*) 

Agachiko: Yes! (2013, Accurate) B+(*) 

Sophie Agnel/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Meteo (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

: Elemental (2012 [2013], RKO) B+(***) 

AIMToronto Orchestra: Year of the Boar (2010 [2011], Barnyard) B+(*) 

Laura Ainsworth: Necessary Evil (2013, Eclectus) B+(*) 

David Ake: Bridges (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Albare: The Road Ahead (2013, Enja) B+(*) 

Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet: Heavy Artillery (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(***) 

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad de Los Reyes (2012 [2013], Saponegro) B+(***) 

Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch: Only Many (2011-12 [2013], CAM Jazz) B 

Eric Alexander:

  • /Vincent Herring: Friendly Fire: Live at Smoke (2011 [2012], High Note) B+(**) 
  • Touching (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(**) 

Neil Alexander: Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1 (2011 [2013], P-Dog) B− 

Geri Allen: Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations () B+(**) 

Harry Allen & Scott Hamilton: 'Round Midnight (2012, Challenge) B+(***) 

JD Allen:

  • The Matador and the Bull (2012, Savant) B+(*) 
  • Grace (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(**) 

Akua Allrich: Live!: Uniquely Standard (2012, self-released) B− 

Christopher Alpiar Quartet: The Jazz Expression (1995 [2012], Behip) B+(**) 

Joe Alterman: Give Me the Simple Life (2011 [2012], Miles High) B+(**) 

Barry Altschul: The 3Dom Factor (2012 [2013], TUM) A− 

Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live! At the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2011 [2013], TP) A− 

Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio/Jeb Bishop:

  • Burning Live at Jazz Ao Centro (2011 [2012], JACC) B+(**) 
  • The Flame Alphabet (2011 [2013], Not Two) A− 

The Ambush Party: Circus (2011 [2013], De Platenbakkerij) B+(**) 

Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence: In the Rain Shadow (2011 [2013], OA2) B+(**) 

Amikaeyla:

  • /Trelawny Rose: To Eva, With Love: A Celebration of Eva Cassidy Live! (2011, Patois) B+(*) 
  • Being in Love (2012, Roots Jazz) B 

Arild Andersen: Celebration (2010 [2012], ECM) B 

Clipper Anderson:

  • The Road Home (2010-11 [2012], Origin) B− 
  • Ballad of the Sad Young Men (2008-10 [2013], Origin) B 

Stephen Anderson: Believe (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(**) 

Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: San Francisco (2013, Bacalao) B+(**) 

Angles 8: By Way of Deception: Live in Ljubljana (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) A− 

Lotte Anker/Rodrigo Pinheiro/Hernani Faustino: Birthmark (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Anomonous: Anomonous (2012 [2013], Prom Night) B+(**) 

Bill Anschell/Brent Jensen/Chris Smyer: Blueprints (2012, Origin) B+(***) 

Bryan Anthony/Gary Norian Trio: A Night Like This (2011, Mercator Media) B+(**) 

The Aperturistic Trio: Truth and Actuality (2013, Inner Circle Music) B+(***) 

Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants: The Lost Sessions 1974 (1974 [2012], Linus) B+(**) 

Susie Arioli: All the Way (2012, Jazzheads) B+(*) 

: Sonograms (1974-97 [2013], Labor) B+(***) 

David Arnay: 8 (2013, Studio N) B+(*) 

Lynne Arriale: Solo () B+(*) 

Bob Arthurs/Steve Lamattina: Jazz for Svetlana (2012, self-released) B+(**) 

Arts & Sciences: New You (2012, Singlespeed Music) B+(***) 

Ehud Asherie:

  • /Harry Allen: Upper West Side (2009 [2012], Posi-Tone) A− 
  • /Harry Allen: Lower East Side (2009 [2013], Posi-Tone) A− 

Dave Askren/Jeff Benedict: It's All About the Groove (2013, DaWay Music) B+(**) 

Clarice Assad: Home (2010 [2012], Adventure Music) B+(**) 

Hashem Assadullahi: Pieces (2012 [2013], OA2) B+(*) 

: Spun Tree (2012, Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Augi: Citizens of the World (2012, Diapson West) B+(*) 

Autumn in Augusta: Songs My Mama Would Like (2013, self-released, EP) B+(***) 

Available Jelly:

  • Plushlok, Baarle-Nassau, Set 1 (2007 [2011], Ramboy) A− 
  • Plushlok, Baarle-Nassau, Set 2 (2007 [2011], Ramboy) B+(***) 

Bobby Avey: Be Not So Long to Speak (2011 [2013], Minsi Ridge) B+(**) 

Axel's Axiom: Uncommon Sense (2009 [2011], Armored) B+(*) 

Duo Baars-Henneman: Autumn Songs (2012 [2013], Wig) B+(***) 

Jeff Babko: Crux (2012, Tonequake) B+(*) 

David Bach: Otherworld (2013, Integrity Music) B 

Lynn Baker: LectroCoustic (2012 [2013], OA2) B+(*) 

Matt Baker: Underground (2011, self-released) B+(*) 

Jon Balke/Batagraf: Say and Play (2009 [2012], ECM) B+(*) 

Tarun Balani Collective: Sacred World (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Ballister: Mechanisms (2010 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Lucian Ban:

  • Elevation/Mystery (2010 [2013], Sunnyside) A− 
  • /Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(***) 

Billy Bang: Da Bang! (2011 [2013], TUM) A− 

Lisa Marie Baratta: Summertime Jazz (2012, self-released) B 

Diego Barber/Hugo Cipres: 411 (2013, Origin) B+(***) 

Carlos Barbosa-Lima & the Havana String Quartet: Leo Brouwer: Beatlerianas (2012 [2013], Zoho) C+ 

Lary Barilleau & the Latin Jazz Collective: Carmen's Mambo (2009-10 [2013], OA2) B 

Bill Barner: Ten Tunes (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Kenny Barron: Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Bruce Barth: Three Things of Beauty (2012, Savant) B+(**) 

: Live (2009-11 [2012], ECM, 2CD) A− 

Offiong Bassey: Offiong Bassey (2013, Moonlit Media Group) B+(*) 

Michael Bates/Samuel Blaser Quintet: One From None (2011 [2013], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***) 

Pat Battstone and Richard Poole: Mystic Nights (2011, Bat's Tones Music) B+(*) 

The Jamie Baum Septet +: In This Life (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B 

Beat Funktion: Moon Town (2013, DO Music) B 

Jim Beard: Show of Hands (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Gerry Beaudoin: The Return (2011 [2012], Francesca) B+(**) 

Tim Bedner: Of Light and Shadow (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Perry Beekman: So in Love: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Cole Porter (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Joel Behrman: Steppin Back (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Roni Ben-Hur/Santi Debriano: Our Thing () B+(***) 

Dave Bennett: Don't Be That Way (2013, Mack Avenue) A− 

Sylvia Bennett: Sonrie (2011, Out of Sight Music) B+(*) 

Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 (1962 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 

Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler: West Coast Cool (2013, Summit) B+(**) 

Tim Berne: Snakeoil (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(***) 

Jerry Bergonzi:

  • Shifting Gears (2012, Savant) A− 
  • By Any Other Name (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(**) 

Josh Berman: There Now (2011 [2012], Delmark) B+(***) 

Will Bernard: Just Like Downtown (2013, Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Brandon Bernstein: But Beautiful (2012 [2013], Jazz Collective) B+(**) 

Marc Bernstein & Good People: Hymn for Life (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(***) 

Berserk!: Berserk! (2013, Rare Noise) B+(*) 

Robin Bessier: Other Side of Forever (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Andy Bey: The World According to Andy Bey (2013, High Note) B 

Chris Biesterfeldt: Urban Mandolin (2013, self-released) B 

Otmar Binder: Boogie Woogie Turnaround (2012, Jump River) B+(***) 

Jeb Bishop/Jorrit Dijkstra: 1000 Words (2011 [2012], Driff) B+(**) 

Todd Bishop: Little Played Little Bird: The Music of Ornette Coleman (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(**) 

: Kalabalik (2012, DMG/ARC) A− 

: La Notte (2010 [2013], ECM) B+(***) 

Kenny Blake featuring Maria Shaheen: Go Where the Road Leads (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*) 

Black Host: Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (2013, Northern Spy) B+(***) 

Black Music Disaster: Black Music Disaster (2012, Thirsty Ear) B+(*) 

Alan Blackman: The Coastal Suite (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(**) 

Ran Blake:

  • /David "Knife" Fabris: Vilnius Noir (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /Christine Correa: Down Here Below: Tribute to Abbey Lincoln Volume One (2011 [2012], Red Piano) B+(**) 

Terence Blanchard: Red Tails (2011 [2012], Sony Classical) C+ 

Michael Blanco: No Time Like the Present (2012 [2013], Cognitive Dissonance) B+(*) 

Samuel Blaser:

  • As the Sea (2011 [2013], Hatology) B+(***) 
  • A Mirror to Machaut (2013, Songlines) B+(**) 

The Julian Bliss Septet: A Tribute to Benny Goodman (2012, Signum) B+(*) 

Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets (2013 [2014], Outline) B+(**) 

Blue Cranes: Swim (2013, Cuneiform) B 

Dan Block: Duality (2011 [2012], Miles High) B+(**) 

Stan Bock & the New Tradition: Feelin' It (2012 [2013], OA2) B+(*) 

Anna Borges & Bill Ward: Receita de Samba (2012, Brasil) B 

Thomas Borgmann/Wilber Morris/Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet (1998-99 [2013], NoBusiness, 2CD) A− 

David Boswell: Windows (2012, My Quiet Moon) B− 

The George Bouchard Group: Listen to Your Dreams (2013, self-released) B 

Ron Boustead: Mosaic (2013, self-released) C+ 

Ralph Bowen: Total Eclipse (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

Michiel Braam: EBraam 3 (2012 [2013], BBB) B+(*) 

Geof Bradfield: Melba! (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(***) 

: Kampen (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Cristina Braga: Samba, Jazz and Love (2012 [2013], Enja) B+(**) 

Ted Brancato: The Next Step (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Anthony Branker:

  • Ascent: Together (2012, Origin) B+(**) 
  • Word Play: Uppity (2012 [2013], Origin) A− 

Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House (2011 [2013], Victo) B+(*) 

Brazilian Trio [Helio Alves/Nilson Matta/Duduka Da Fonseca]: () B+(*) 

: Spirals and Lines (2012, Penchant Four) B+(***) 

Randy Brecker:

  • Night in Calisia (2011 [2013], Summit) A− 
  • The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2011 [2013], Piloo, CD+DVD) B 

Georg Breinschmid: Fire (2011 [2012], Preiser, 2CD) B+(*) 

Kyle Brenders Quartet: Offset (2012, 18th Note) A− 

Wilford Brimley/Jeff Hamilton Trio: Wilford Brimley With the Jeff Hamilton Trio (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(*) 

Chloe Brisson: Blame It on My Youth (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Zach Brock: Almost Never Was (2012, Criss Cross) B+(*) 

Brooklyn Jazz Underground: A Portrait of Brooklyn (2011 [2012], Bju'ecords) B+(**) 

:

  • : Live in Wiesbaden (2009 [2012], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • /Steve Noble: I Am Here Where Are You (2013, Trost) B+(*) 

Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence (2012 [2013], Motema) B+(*) 

Jeri Brown: Echoes (2013, Jongleur Productions, CD+DVD) B+(*) 

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play: Live at Arthur Zankel Music Center (2011 [2012], Blue Forest) B+(***) 

Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Life Times (2012, Blue Forest) B+(***) 

Kyle Bruckmann's Wrack: Cracked Refraction (2010 [2012], Porter) B+(***) 

Brussels Jazz Orchestra/Joe Lovano: Wild Beauty (2012 [2013], Half Note) B+(***) 

David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana: Walk to the Sea (2013, Tzadik) B+(**) 

Kelly Bucheger: House of Relics (2011 [2012], Harder Bop) B+(**) 

Dewa Budjana: Joged Kanyangan (2013, Moonjune) B− 

Budman/Levy Orchestra: From There to Here (2010 [2012], OA2) B 

David Budway: A New Kiss (2011, MaxJazz) B+(**) 

Joe Burgstaller: License to Thrill (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*) 

Kenny Burrell: Special Requests (And Other Favorites) (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(*) 

The New Gary Burton Quartet: Guided Tour (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 

Marnix Busstra: Sync Dreams (2013, Buzz Music) B+(**) 

LaVerne Butler: Love Lost and Found Again (2012, High Note) B+(***) 

Taylor Ho Bynum: Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) (2012 [2013], Firehouse 12, 4CD) B+(***) 

Ed Byrne's Latin Jazz Evolution: Conquistador (2012, Blue Truffle Music) B+(**) 

Don Byron: Love, Peace, and Soul (2011 [2012], Savoy Jazz) A− 

George Cables: My Muse (2012, High Note) B+(***) 

Cacaw: Stellar Power (2012 [2013], Skirl) B+(**) 

Cactus Truck:

  • Brand New for China! (2011 [2012], Public Eyesore) B 
  • /Jeb Bishop/Roy Campbell: Live in USA (2012 [2013], Tractata) B− 

Lou Caimano/Eric Olsen: Dyad: Plays Puccini (2012 [2013], self-released) B 

Uri Caine/Han Bennink: Sonic Boom (2010 [2013], 816 Music) B+(***) 

Joey Calderazzo Trio: Live (2013, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Will Calhoun: Life in This World () B 

Carter Calvert: Carter Calvert and the Roger Cohen Trio (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Michel Camilo:

  • Mano A Mano (2011, Decca) B+(**) 
  • What's Up? (2013, Okeh) B+(**) 

Michael Campagna: Moments (2010 [2012], Challenge) B 

Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air (2012, Impetus) B+(*) 

The Candy Shop Boys: Sugar Foot Stomp (2013, self-released) B+(***) 

Mindy Canter: Fluteus Maximus: One Session, One Take (2011, Mindela Music) B− 

Bill Cantrall & Axiom: Live at the Kitano (2010 [2012], Up Swing) B+(***) 

Marco Cappelli:

  • In the Shadow of No Towers (2011, Mode, DVD) B+(*) 
  • The American Dream (2012, Mode) B+(**) 
  • Le Stagioni del Commissario Ricciardi (2013, Tzadik) B+(**) 

Robb Cappelletto Group: !!! (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(**) 

Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Roads & Codes (2012 [2013], Kabocha) B+(*) 

Tim Carey: Room 114 (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

:

  • /Michel Lambert/Alexey Lapin: In Motion (2010 [2012], Leo) A− 
  • /Michel Lambert: Shores and Ditches (2011 [2012], FMR) B+(***) 
  • /Michel Lambert/John Edwards/Steve Beresford: Overground to the Vortex (2011 [2013], Not Two) A− 

Tito Carrillo: Opening Statement (2011, Origin) B+(*) 

Terri Lyne Carrington: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (2013, Concord) B+(*) 

Bill Carrothers: Family Life (2009 [2012], Pirouet) B+(**) 

Daniel Carter/Daniel Levin/Satoshi Takeishi/Devin Brahja Waldman: Say Hello to Anyone I Know (2013, Fast Speaking Music) B+(**) 

Mel Carter: The Other Standards (2011 [2012], CSP) B+(*) 

Hugo Carvalhais: Particula (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Marc Cary: For the Love of Abbey () B+(*) 

Gustavo Casenave: Tango Casenave (2012, Watch Craft Music) B+(*) 

Edmar Castaneda: Double Portion (2012, Arpa y Voz) B+(**) 

Oscar Castro-Neves: Live at Blue Note Tokyo (2009 [2012], Zoho) B+(*) 

Caswell Sisters: Alive in the Singing Air (2012 [2013], Turtle Ridge) B− 

Dan Cavanagh Trio: The Heart of the Geyser (2011 [2012], OA2) B+(*) 

Cecily Kate: Standards (2012, self-released) B− 

Raquel Cepeda: I'm Confessin' (2012 [2013], Peonia Music) B+(*) 

Chaise Lounge: Dot Dot Dot (2013, Modern Songbook) B+(**) 

Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (2011 [2012], Savant) B 

Etienne Charles: Creole Soul (2013, Culture Shock Music) B 

Erik Charlston JazzBrasil: Essentially Hermeto (2010 [2011], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Ed Cherry: It's All Good (2012, Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

Neneh Cherry & the Thing: The Cherry Thing (2012, Smalltown Supersound) A− 

Chicago Jazz Orchestra: Burstin' Out! (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(***) 

Liz Childs Quartet: Take Flight (2009 [2011], self-released) B+(*) 

Chives: Dads (2012, Primary) B+(***) 

Maureen Choi: Quartet (2011, self-released) B+(*) 

Roger Chong:

  • Send a Little Love (2012, self-released) B+(*) 
  • Live at the Trane (2012 [2013], self-released, CD+DVD) B+(**) 

Corey Christiansen: Lone Prairie (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Claudia Quintet: September (2013, Cuneiform) A− 

Andy Clausen: The Wishbone Suite (2011 [2012], Table and Chairs) B+(**) 

Jay Clayton: Harry Who?: A Tribute to Harry Warren (2013, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Tony R Clef: Tuesday Afternoon (2011, Big Round) B+(*) 

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric: 20th Century Folk Selections (2012, Royal Potato Family) B+(**) 

Club D'Elf: Fire in the Brain (Live at Berklee) (2012 [2013], BIRN Cooperative) B+(**) 

Kevin Coelho:

  • Funkengruven: The Joy of Driving a B3 (2012, Chicken Soup/Summit) B+(**) 
  • Turn It Up (2013, Chicken Coup/Summit) B 

Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet: Into the Air (2012, Ear Up) B 

Ryan Cohan: The River () B+(**) 

Anat Cohen: Claroscuro (2011 [2012], Anzic) B+(***) 

Avishai Cohen/Nitai Hershkovits: Duende (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Avishai Cohen: Triveni II (2009 [2012], Anzic) B+(**) 

Freddy Cole: This and That (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(***) 

Louis Cole and Genevieve Artadi: Think Thoughts (2011, self-released) B+(**) 

Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias (2012 [2013], Pi) A− 

George Colligan: The Endless Mysteries (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**) 

Romain Collin: The Calling (2012, Palmetto) B+(*) 

Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts: Hang Time (2013, Capri) B 

Charles Compo: Foolish Pleasure (2012, Chaos Music) B 

The Convergence Quartet: Slow and Steady (2011 [2013], No Business) B+(***) 

Coat Cooke:

  • /Rainer Wiens: High Wire (2011 [2012], Now Orchestra) B+(***) 
  • /Joe Poole: Conversations (2011 [2012], Now Orchestra) B+(***) 

Marc Copland: Some More Love Songs (2010 [2012], Pirouet) B+(**) 

Laurent Coq: Dialogue (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Larry Corban: The Circle Starts Here (2012 [2013], Nabroc) B+(**) 

Patrick Cornelius: Infinite Blue (2013, Whirlwind) B+(**) 

Correction With Mats Gustafsson: Shift (2012 [2013], No Business) A− 

Chris Cortez: Aunt Nasty (2008-12 [2012], Blue Bamboo Music) B− 

George Cotsirilos: Variations (2013, OA2) B+(**) 

Mike Cottone: Just Remember (2011, self-released) B 

Neil Cowley Trio: The Face of Mount Molehill (2012, Naim Jazz) B+(***) 

Kevin Crabb: Waltz for Dylan (2010 [2011], Crabbclaw) B+(*) 

Dan Cray: Meridies (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 

Natalie Cressman & Secret Garden: Unfolding (2012, self-released) B 

Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Thwirl (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Jaiman Crunk: Encounters (2012, Origin) B− 

Adrian Cunningham: Walkabout (2011 [2012], self-released) B 

Jason Paul Curtis: Love Holiday (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Tomasz Dabrowski/Tyshawn Sorey Duo: Steps (2013, ForTune) B+(**) 

Ori Dagan: Less Than Three (2012, Scat Cat) C+ 

Meredith D'Ambrosio: By Myself (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Duduka Da Fonseca Quintet: Samba Jazz -- Jazz Samba (2009 [2012], Anzic) B+(*) 

Dave Damiani: Watch What Happens (2013, Hard Knocks) B+(***) 

Jay D'Amico: Tango Caliente (2012 [2013], Consolidated Artists Productions) C+ 

Barry Danielian: Metaphorically Speaking (2013, Tariqah) B+(*) 

Isaac Darche: Boom-Bap!tism (2011 [2012], Bju'ecords) B+(*) 

John Daversa: Artful Joy (2012, BFM Jazz) B+(*) 

David's Angels: What It Seems (2012 [2013], Kopasetic) B+(***) 

Roger Davidson:

  • We Remember Helen (2011 [2012], Soundbrush) B+(***) 
  • Journey to Rio (2011 [2013], Soundbrush, 2CD) B+(***) 

Ryan Davidson: Ryan Davidson Trio (2010 [2011], Debris Field) B+(*) 

Billie Davies: All About Love (2012, Cobra Basement) B+(**) 

Rick Davies: (2012, Emlyn) B+(***) 

Caroline Davis Quartet: Live Work & Play (2012, Ears & Eyes) B+(**) 

Jeff Davis: Leaf House (2011 [2012], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 

Jon Davis: One Up Front (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Kris Davis:

  • Capricorn Climber (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Massive Threads (2012 [2013], Thirsty Ear) B+(***) 

Miles Davis: Live in Europe 1969 [The Bootleg Series Vol. 2] (1969 [2013], Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) A− 

Steve Davis: Gettin' It Done (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(***) 

Ernest Dawkins: Afro Straight (2010-12 [2012], Delmark) A− 

Elton Dean/Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Tony Bianco: Remembrance (2004 [2013], NoBusiness, 2CD) B+(***) 

Michael Dease: Coming Home (2012 [2013], D Clef) B+(*) 

Dan DeChellis:

  • . . . My Age of Anxiety (2012, self-relased) B+(**) 
  • Strength and Anger (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Graham Dechter: Takin' It There (2012, Capri) B+(*) 

Decoy With Joe McPhee: Spontaneous Combustion (2011 [2013], Otoroku) B+(**) 

Joey DeFrancesco:

  • /Larry Coryell/Jimmy Cobb: Wonderful! Wonderful! (2012, High Note) B+(**) 
  • One for Rudy (2013, High Note) B+(***) 

Hamilton de Holanda:

  • Brasilianos 3 (2011 [2012], Adventure Music) B+(*) 
  • : Gismonti Pascoal: The Music of Egberto and Hermeto (2009-10 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(**) 

The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band: Feelin' Good (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**) 

Tom Dempsey:

  • /Tim Ferguson: Beautiful Friendship (2010 [2012], Planet Arts) B+(***) 
  • Saucy (2013, Planet Arts) B+(*) 

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Twenty Dozen (2011 [2012], Savoy Jazz) B+(*) 

Eric DiVito:

  • Breaking the Ice (2011 [2012], Pioneer Jazz Collection) B+(*) 
  • The Second Time Around (2013, Pioneer Jazz Collection) B+(*) 

Philip Dizack: End of an Era (2012, Truth Revolution) B+(**) 

Eldar Djangirov:

  • Bach Brahms Prokofiev (2012 [2013], Motema) B− 
  • Breakthrough (2012 [2013], Motema) B+(**) 

Django Festival Allstars: Live at Birdland 2012 (2012 [2013], Three's a Crowd) B+(**) 

Marko Djordjevic & Sveti: Something Beautiful 1709-2110 (2013, Goalkeeper) B+(**) 

Denise Donatelli: Soul Shadows (2012, Savant) B 

Kui Dong/Larry Polansky/Christian Wolff: Trio (2012, Henceforth) B+(***) 

Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band: A Little Sugar () B+(*) 

Dave Douglas:

  • Be Still (2012, Greenleaf Music) A− 
  • Time Travel (2012 [2013], Greenleaf Music) A− 

Paulette Dozier: In Walked You (2012, PF&E) B+(*) 

Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists: The Search for True Happiness (2013, Bangles) B− 

Kaja Draksler: The Lives of Many Others (2013, Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Mark Dresser Quintet: Nourishments (2013, Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente: Song for Maura (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Rick Drumm and Fatty Necroses: Return From the Unknown (2010 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Anne Drummond: Revolving (2012 [2013], Origin) B 

Drye & Drye: Open Letter (2011 [2013], NCM East, 2CD) B+(**) 

Scott DuBois: Landscape Scripture (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Candy Dulfer: Crazy (2012, Razor & Tie) B+(*) 

Elina Duni Quartet: (2012, ECM) B+(***) 

Maya Dunietz/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Cousin It (2008 [2012], Hopscotch) B+(***) 

Boyd Lee Dunlop: The Lake Reflections (2012 [2013], Mr. B Sharp) B+(**) 

Kait Dunton: Mountain Suite (2012, Real and Imagined Music) B+(**) 

Louis Durra:

  • The Best of All Possible Worlds (2011 [2012], Lot 50) B 
  • Rocket Science (2012, Lot 50) B+(*) 

Jimmy Earl:

  • Jimmy Earl (1995 [2012], Severn) B+(*) 
  • Stratosphere (1998 [2012], Severn) B 

Ecco La Musica: Morning Moon (2011 [2012], Big Round) B 

Yelena Eckemoff:

  • Forget-Me-Not (2011 [2012], Yelena Music) B+(***) 
  • Glass Song (2012 [2013], Yelena Music) B+(**) 

Gilad Edelman: My Groove, Your Move (2011 [2013], Sharp Nine) B+(**) 

Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble: A Trumpet in the Morning (2012 [2013], New World) A− 

Shauli Einav: Generations (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Harris Eisenstadt:

  • The Destructive Element (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) A− 
  • Golden State (2012 [2013], Songlines) B+(**) 

The Elec Tet: Shiny Metal Objects (2013, Blujazz) B 

The Element Choir & William Parker: At Christ Church Deer Park (2010 [2012], Barnyard) B+(*) 

Sarah Elgeti Quintet: Into the Open (2010 [2012], Your Favourite Jazz) B 

Jonathan Elias: Path to Zero: Prayer Cycle (2011, Downtown) D+ 

Amir ElSaffar: Alchemy (2013, Pi) B+(***) 

Duke Ellington Legacy: Single Petal of a Rose (2011 [2012], Renma) B+(**) 

The Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: What It Is! (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(***) 

The Engines w/John Tchicai: Other Violets (2011-12 [2013], Not Two) B+(***) 

Ari Erev: A Handful of Changes (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(***) 

Eric Erhardt: A Better Fate (2010 [2012], Tapestry) B+(*) 

Wayne Escoffery: The Only Son of One (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

: (2010 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration (2012 [2013], Whirlwind) B+(*) 

Ellery Eskelin:

  • /Dave Ballou/Michael Formanek/Devin Gray: Dirigo Rataplan (2011 [2012], Skirl) B+(***) 
  • Trio New York II (2013, Prime Source) A− 
  • /Susan Alcorn/Michael Formanek: Mirage (2011 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Gene Ess:

  • A Thousand Summers (2011 [2012], SIMP) B+(**) 
  • Fractal Attraction (2012 [2013], SIMP) B+(**) 

Essex Improviser's Collective: Lifting the Light (2012, Fred Taylor Music, 2CD) B+(**) 

Anna Estrada: Volando (2012, Feral Flight) B+(*) 

Charles Evans: Subliminal Leaps (2013, More Is More) B+(**) 

Orrin Evans: Flip the Script (2012, Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

Peter Evans: Zebulon (2012 [2013], More Is More) A− 

Fabric Trio: Murmurs (2010 [2013], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Fado Em Si Bemol: QB (2012, Vidisco) B+(*) 

Ayman Fanous/Jason Kao Hwang: Zilzal (2011 [2013], Innova) B+(***) 

Ricardo Fassi: Sitting in a Song (2009 [2012], Alice) B+(*) 

The Fat Babies: Chicago Hot (2012, Delmark) B+(***) 

Lorraine Feather: Attachments (2012-13 [2013], Jazzed Media) B+(*) 

Michael Feinberg: The Elvin Jones Project (2012, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Cynthia Felton: Freedom Jazz Dance (2012, Felton Entertainment) B 

Alan Ferber: March Sublime (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Doug Ferony: You Will Be My Music (2011 [2012], self-released) B 

Phill Fest: Projeto B.F.C. (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

FFEAR (Forum for Electro-Acoustic Research): Mirage (2011 [2012], Jazzheads) B+(**) 

Joe Fiedler: Joe Fiedler's Big Sackbut (2011 [2012], YSL) B+(***) 

Ken Field: Sensorium: Music for Dance & Film (2012, Innova) B+(**) 

Scott Fields: 5 Frozen Eggs (1996 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Amina Figarova: Twelve (2012, In + Out) B+(**) 

Roman Filiu: Musae (2010 [2012], Dafnison) B+(*) 

The Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project: It's Not That Far (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(**) 

Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message (2012 [2013], Pi) A− 

Fire! Orchestra: Exit (2012 [2013], Rune Grammofon) B 

:

  • /Olaf Rupp/Frank Paul Schubert: Phugurit (2011 [2012], Gligg) B+(***) 
  • Spring Spleen and Twelve Other Pieces (2012, Gligg) B+(**) 
  • : Lurk Lab (2012, Gligg) A− 
  • Lurk Lab: Live at Shelter Sounds (2012 [2013], JazzHausMusik) B+(***) 

The Fish: Moon Fish (2010 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

FivePlay Jazz Quintet: Five & More (2012 [2013], Auraline) B 

Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2: Live at Keystone Korner (1982 [2013], Resonance) B+(*) 

Ingebrigt Haker Flaten New York Quartet: Now Is (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Floratone: Floratone II (2012, Savoy Jazz) B+(***) 

Fly: Year of the Snake (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(***) 

Food: Mercurial Balm (2010-11 [2013], ECM) B+(*) 

Foreign Motion: In Flight (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Lisa Forkish: Bridges (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Michael Formanek Quartet: Small Places (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(**) 

Olivia Foschi: Perennial Dreamer (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(***) 

Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece: Top Shelf (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B 

Danny Fox Trio: The One Constant (2009 [2011], Songlines) B+(**) 

Mimi Fox: Standards, Old & New (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Carlos Franzetti: Pierrot et Colombine (2012, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Nick Fraser: Towns and Villages (2012 [2013], Barnyard) A− 

Nnenna Freelon/John Brown Big Band: Christmas (2012 [2013], Brown Boulevard) B 

Erik Friedlander: Claws and Wings (2013, Skipstone) B+(***) 

Inbar Fridman: Time Quartet Project (2011 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Fred Fried and Core: Core Bacharach (2013, Ballet Tree) B+(*) 

Amit Friedman: Sunrise (2010 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 

: Monosuite: For String Orchestra and Improvisers (2011 [2012], Pirouet) B 

Bill Frisell: Big Sur (2012 [2013], Okeh) B+(**) 

Satoko Fujii:

  • Time Stands Still (2011 [2013], Not Two) B+(**) 
  • Spring Storm (2013, Libra) B+(***) 
  • Gen Himmel (2012 [2013], Libra) A− 

Curtis Fuller: Down Home (2011 [2012], Capri) B+(*) 

John Funkhouser: Still (2013, Jazsyzygy) B+(*) 

Nobuyasu Furuya Quintet: The Major (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Steve Gadd Band: Gadditude (2013, BFM Jazz) B+(*) 

Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra: What Did You Dream? (2009 [2010], OA2) B+(*) 

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra: All Out of Peaches (2011, New Folk) B+(*) 

Hal Galper Trio: Airegin Revisited (2012, Origin) B+(*) 

: Phantom Fish (2013, Pimenta) B+(***) 

Letizia Gambi: Introducing Letizia Gambi (2012, Jando Music) C+ 

Gansch & Breinschmid: Live (2012 [2013], Preiser) B+(**) 

Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden: Carta de Amor (1981 [2012], ECM, 2CD) B+(*) 

: Songs for a Lifetime: Live (2012, self-released) B 

Jacob Garchik:

  • /Jacob Sacks/David Ambrosio/Vinnie Sperrazza: 40Twenty (2011 [2012], Yeah-Yeah) B+(**) 
  • The Heavens: The Atheist Trombone Album (2012, Yestereve) A− 

Laszlo Gardony: Clarity (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Amos Garrett Jazz Trio: Jazzblues (2010-11 [2013], Stony Plain) B+(*) 

Kenny Garrett: Pushing the World Away (2013, Mack Avenue) B 

Matt Garrison: Blood Songs (2010 [2012], D Clef) B+(*) 

Giacomo Gates: Miles Tones: Sings the Music of Miles Davis (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(**) 

Gato Libre: Forever (2011 [2012], Libra) B+(*) 

Uli Geissendoerfer: Colors (2011 [2012], Black Coffee Music) B 

Maximilian Geller: (2011 [2013], Ozella) B+(*) 

Annette Genovese: Dream With Me (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Brian Gephart: Standing on Two Feet (2012 [2013], Origin) B 

Aaron Germain: Chance (2013, Origin) B− 

Ghost Train Orchestra: Book of Rhapsodies (2012-13 [2013], Accurate) B+(**) 

Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood: Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood (2013, Resonant Music) B− 

Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Dream a Little Dream (2012 [2013], Whaling City Sound) B+(***) 

Vana Gierig: Making Memories (2013, Enja) B+(*) 

Marshall Gilkes: Sound Stories (2011 [2012], Alternate Side) B+(**) 

Joe Gilman: Relativity (2010 [2012], Capri) B+(*) 

David Gilmore: Numerology: Live at Jazz Standard (2010 [2012], Evolutionary Music) B+(***) 

Josh Ginsburg: Zembla Variations (2011 [2012], Bju'ecords) B+(***) 

Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2 (2013, Blue Note) B 

Adam Glasser: Mzansi (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Hans Glawischnig: Jahira (2011 [2012], Sunyside) B+(***) 

Beka Gochiashvili: Beka Gochiashvili (2012, Exitus Entertainment) B 

Tom Goehring: A Reflected Journey (2013, Mengli Music) B+(**) 

Jared Gold: Goldenchild (2010 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

Aaron Goldberg/Ali Jackson/Omer Avital: Yes! (2009 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Vinny Golia/Marco Eneidi/Lisa Mezzacappa/Vijay Anderson: Hell-Bent in the Pacific (2012, NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Mac Gollehon: La Fama (1980-96 [2012], self-released) B+(**) 

Eddie Gomez: Per Sempre (2009 [2012], BFM Jazz) B 

: Resurrection and Life (2010-11 [2012], Ayler) B+(**) 

Brad Goode: Chicago Red (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**) 

The Alex Goodman Quintet: Bridges (2011 [2012], Connection Point) B+(*) 

Enrico Granafei: Alone and Together (2012 [2013], CAP) B+(***) 

Avi Granite's Verse: Snow Umbrellas (2010 [2012], Pet Mantis) B+(**) 

Benny Green: Magic Beans (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Danny Green: A Thousand Ways Home (2012, Tapestry) B+(*) 

David Greenberger:

  • /Jupiter Circle: Never Give Up Study (2011, Pel Pel) B+(**) 
  • /Mark Greenberg: Tell Me That Before (2011, Pel Pel) B+(***) 
  • /Bangalore: How I Became Uncertain (2011, Pel Pel) B+(***) 
  • /Ralph Carney: OH, PA (2011, Pel Pel) B+(**) 
  • /Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: They Like Me Around Here (2012 [2013], Pel Pel) A− 

Chris Greene Quartet: A Group Effort (2011 [2012], Single Malt) B+(*) 

Narada Burton Greene: Live at Kerrytown House (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Ricardo Grilli: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (2012 [2013], Dark House) B+(**) 

Guillermo Gregorio/Steve Swell/Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Window and Doorway (2011 [2013], Driff) B+(*) 

Drew Gress: The Sky Inside (2011 [2013], Pirouet) B+(**) 

Griffith Hiltz Trio: This Is What You Get . . . (2013, self-released) B 

The Group: Live (1986 [2012], NoBusiness) A 

Grupo Falso Baiano: Simplicidade: Live at Yoshi's (2010 [2011], Massaroca) B+(*) 

Grupo Los Santos: Clave Heart (2010 [2012], OA2) B+(**) 

Giovanni Guidi Trio: City of Broken Dreams (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(**) 

Trilok Gurtu: Spellbound (2012 [2013], Moosicus/Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: (2012 [2013], Otoroku) B+(*) 

Tord Gustavsen: The Well (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(***) 

Katie Guthorn: Why Not Smile? (2012, self-released) B− 

Brian Haas/Matt Chamberlain: Frames (2013, Royal Potato) B+(*) 

Iro Haarla Sextet: Kolibri (2010 [2013], TUM) B+(**) 

Lua Hadar with Twist: Like a Bridge (2012, Bellalua) C− 

Michael Hackett Quintet: New Point of View (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*) 

Gerard Hagen Trio: Song for Leslie (2012, Surf Cove Jazz) B+(*) 

: Leap in the Dark (2011, Intuition) B+(**) 

Noah Haidu: Momentum (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

Hairy Bones: Snakelust (to Kenji Nakagami) (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) A− 

Tianna Hall:

  • Never Let Me Go (2011, Blue Bamboo Music) B− 
  • /The Mexico City Jazz Trio: Two for the Road (2012, Mighty Pretty) B+(*) 

Rich Halley:

  • Back From Beyond (2011 [2012], Pine Eagle) B+(***) 
  • Crossing the Passes (2012 [2013], Pine Eagle) A− 

Jon Hamar:

  • Hymn (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 
  • Idyl Wild (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**) 

Jeff Hamilton: Red Sparkle (2012, Capri) B+(*) 

Scott Hamilton:

  • Remembering Billie (2012 [2013], Blue Duchess) B+(***) 
  • Swedish Ballads . . . & More (2013, Charleston Square) B+(**) 

Ross Hammond:

  • Adored (2012, Prescott) B+(***) 
  • Cathedrals (2013, Prescott) A− 

Hardcoretet: Do It Live (2010 [2012], Tables and Chairs) B− 

Nancy Harms: Dreams in Apartments (2012 [2013], Gazelle) B+(*) 

Tom Harrell:

  • Number Five (2011 [2012], High Note) B+(*) 
  • Colors of a Dream (2013, High Note) B+(***) 

The Harris Group:

  • Choices (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 
  • Errands (2013, self-released) B− 

Joel Harrison:

  • Search (2010 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • Infinite Possibility (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B 

Rebecca Harrold: The River of Life (2013, Imaginary Road Studios) B− 

Billy Hart: All Our Reasons (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(*) 

Craig Hartley: Books on Tape Vol. 1 (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(**) 

Taylor Haskins: Recombination (2009 [2011], 19/8) B+(**) 

Curtis Hasselbring: Number Stations (2012 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***) 

Ken Hatfield Sextet: For Langston (2012 [2013], Arthur Circle Music) B+(*) 

Boris Hauf: Next Delusion (2010 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Haynes & Smoker: It Might Be Spring (2013, Alvas) A− 

Miho Hazama: Journey to Journey (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Scott Healy:

  • Hudson City Suite (2012, Hudson City) B+(*) 
  • /Glenn Alexander: Northern Light (1991 [2012], Hudson City) B 

Albert Heath/Ethan Iverson/Ben Street: Tootie's Tempo (2013, Sunnyside) B+(***) 

: Floodstage (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires: If I Walked on Water (2011 [2012], Onager) B+(**) 

Bruno Heinen Sextet: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis (2013, Babel) B+(***) 

Gilad Hekselman: This Just In (2011-12 [2013], Jazz Village) B+(**) 

Nick Hempton: Odd Man Out (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Ig Henneman Sextet: Live @ the Ironworks Vancouver (2012, Wig) B+(**) 

Reinmar Henschke: On Air (2009 [2013], Ozella) B+(***) 

Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs: The Spider and the Fly (2012, Tuxedo) B 

Fred Hersch Trio: Alive at the Vanguard (2012, Palmetto, 2CD) B+(**) 

Conrad Herwig/Richie Beirach/Jack DeJohnette: The Tip of the Sword (1994 [2012], RadJazz) B+(**) 

Fred Hess Big Band: Speak (2012, Alison) B+(***) 

Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love: Diggin' the Day (2013, Blujazz) B 

Marquis Hill: The Poet (2013, Skiptone Music) B+(**) 

Lisa Hilton: American Impressions (2012, Ruby Slippers) B+(*) 

Pamela Hines:

  • /April Hall: Lucky's Boy (2011, Spice Rack) B 
  • 3.2.1 (2012 [2013], Spicerack) B+(*) 

Hobson's Choice: Of the Waves (2011 [2012], Barnyard) B 

Art Hodes: I Remember Bessie (1976 [2013], Delmark) B+(***) 

Johnny Hodges: Yeah . . . About That (2012, Veritas) B 

Florian Hoefner:

  • Songs Without Words (2011 [2012], OA2) B+(***) 
  • Falling Up (2013, OA2) B+(***) 

Eric Hofbauer: American Grace (2012 [2013], Creative Nation Music) B+(*) 

Dave Holland: Prism (2012 [2013], Dare2) B+(**) 

Molly Holm: Permission (2012 [2013], Rinny Zin) B+(*) 

Jim Holman: Explosion! (2009-11 [2012], Delmark) B+(**) 

Ben Holmes: Anvil of the Lord (2012, Skirl) B+(***) 

Jeff Holmes: Of One's Own (2012, Miles High) B+(**) 

Holshouser, Bennink & Moore: Live in NYC (2009 [2011], Ramboy) A− 

Holus-Bolus: Pine Barren (2012, Prom Night) A− 

Hood Smoke: Laid Up in Ordinary (2012, Origin) C+ 

William Hooker Quintet: Channels of Consciousness (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Chris Hopkins/Bernd Lhotzky: Partners in Crime (2012, Echoes of Swing) B+(***) 

Justin Horn: Hornology (2009 [2012], Rotato) B+(*) 

Tim Horner: The Head of the Circle (2012 [2013], Origin) B 

Steve Horowitz: New Monsters (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(***) 

The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band: The Long Walk (2011 [2013], Big Door Prize) B+(*) 

: Aves (2011 [2013], Songlines) B+(*) 

Christian Howes: Southern Exposure (2012, Resonance) B+(**) 

Brad Hoyt: Far Away From Everyday (2013, Harp Guitar Music) B 

Diane Hubka: West Coast Strings (2012 [2013], SSJ) B+(***) 

: In Full View (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(**) 

Human Spirit: Dialogue: Live at the Earshot Jazz Festival (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 

Hunger Pangs: Meet Meat (2013, For Tune) A− 

Hungry Cowboy: Dance (2010 [2013], Prom Night) B+(**) 

Robert Hurst: Bob: A Palindrome (2001 [2013], Bebob) B+(***) 

Hush Point: Hush Point (2013, Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Jason Kao Hwang: Burning Bridge (2011 [2012], Innova) B+(***) 

I Compani:

  • Garbo (2011 [2012], Icdisc, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Extended (2013, Icdisc) B+(*) 

Weber Iago: Adventure Music Piano Masters Series Vol. 3 (2010 [2012], Adventure Music) B+(**) 

Abdullah Ibrahim: Mukashi (2013, Intuition) B+(**) 

Tommy Igoe and the Birdland Big Band: Eleven (2011 [2012], Deep Rhythm Music) B+(*) 

The Impossible Gentlemen: The Impossible Gentlemen (2012, Basho) B+(***) 

In One Wind: How Bright a Shadow! (2011, Primary) C+ 

Iron Dog: Interactive Album Rock (2012, self-released) B+(***) 

Yoron Israel & High Standards: Visions: The Music of Stevie Wonder (2013, Ronja Music) B+(**) 

Anne Mette Iversen: Poetry of Earth (2011 [2012], Bju'ecords) B+(***) 

Ethan Iverson/Lee Konitz/Larry Grenadier/Jorge Rossy: Costumes Are Mandatory (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(***) 

Vijay Iyer:

  • Accelerando (2011 [2012], ACT) A− 
  • /Mike Ladd: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project (2012 [2013], Pi) B+(**) 

Keefe Jackson's Likely So: A Round Goal (2013, Delmark) B+(**) 

Jackson Garrett: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (2011, self-released) C− 

: Je Sais Nager (2012, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Andy Jaffe: Manhattan Projections (1984-98 [2012], Big Round) B 

Benedikt Jahnel Trio: Equilibrium (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(**) 

Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning (2013, Jazz Village) B+(**) 

Bob James & David Sanborn: Quartette Humaine (2013, Okeh) B+(**) 

Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest: Live (2011-12 [2012], Concord Jazz) B 

Keith Jarrett:

  • Hymns/Spheres (1976 [2013], ECM, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16, 1979 (1979 [2012], ECM, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • /Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Somewhere (2009 [2013], ECM) A− 

Jazz Punks: Smashups (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Jazz Soul Seven: Impressions of Curtis Mayfield (2012, BFM Jazz) B+(*) 

Erik Jekabson: Anti-Mass (2011 [2012], Jekab's Music) B+(*) 

Scott Jeppesen: El Guapo (2013, Creative Bottle Music) B+(***) 

Karen Johns & Company: Peach (2012, Ptarmigan Music/Jazz) B+(*) 

Art Johnson/Marc Devine: Blue Sud (2012 [2013], Warrant Music/ITI) B− 

Clarence Johnson III: Watch Him Work (2013, Like Father Like Son Music) B 

Jeff Johnson: Suitcase (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(***) 

Marc Johnson/Eliane Elias: Swept Away (2010 [2012], ECM) B+(*) 

Lynn Jolicoeur and the Pulse: World Behind Your Eyes (2012 [2013], self-released) B 

: Another View (2010-12 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Eugenie Jones: Black Lace Blue Tears (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Jessica Jones:

  • /Mark Taylor: Live at the Freight (2011 [2012], New Artists) B+(**) 
  • /Connie Crothers: Live at the Freight (2011 [2013], New Artists) B+(*) 

Mike Jones Trio: Plays Well With Others (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(**) 

Oliver Jones: Just for My Lady (2012 [2013], Justin Time) B+(***) 

Kidd Jordan/Hamid Drake: A Night in November: Live in New Orleans (2011 [2013], Valid) B+(***) 

Sheila Jordan/Harvie S: Yesterdays (1990 [2012], High Note) A− 

Anders Jormin: Ad Lucem (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(*) 

Patricia Julien Project: Still Light at Night (2012, self-released) B 

Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra: Bloom (2011 [2013], 19/8) B+(***) 

Gregg Kallor: A Single Noon (2012 [2013], Single Noon) B+(**) 

Anna Kaluza/Artur Majewski/Rafal Mazur/Kuba Suchar: Tone Hunting (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) A− 

The Kandinsky Effect: Synesthesia (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***) 

Kalle Kalima & K-18: Out to Lynch (2011 [2012], TUM) B+(**) 

Bruce Kaphan: Quartet (2012, Wiggling Air) B− 

Pandelis Karayorgis:

  • Cocoon (2012 [2013], Driff) B+(***) 
  • Circuitous (2012 [2013], Driff) B+(**) 

Karl 2000: Karl 2000 (2012, self-released) B+(***) 

: (2012, ECM) B+(**) 

Kaze: Tornado (2012 [2013], Libra) A− 

Arthur Kell Quartet: Jester (2012, Bju'ecords) A− 

Roger Kellaway & Eddie Daniels: Duke at the Roadhouse: Live in Santa Fe (2012 [2013], IPO) B+(**) 

Wouter Kellerman: Mzansi (2013, self-released) B 

Tom Kennedy: Just Play! (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(**) 

Shan Kenner: The Behavior of Vibration (2013, Guitar Lotus) B 

Kenny & Leah: All About Love (2011, K&L) B+(*) 

Stacey Kent: Dreamer in Concert (2011 [2012], Blue Note) B+(***) 

Peter Kerlin Octet: Salamander (2013, Innova) B+(***) 

Kikoski Carpenter Novak Sheppard: From the Hip (2006 [2013], BFM Jazz) B+(***) 

Masabumi Kikuchi: Sunrise (2009 [2012], ECM) B+(***) 

Stan Killian: Evoke (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Frank Kimbrough Trio: Live at Kitano (2011 [2012], Palmetto) B+(***) 

Dave King:

  • I've Been Ringing You (2012, Sunnyside) B+(*) 
  • Adopted Highway (2013, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Jonny King: Above All (2010 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Lisa Kirchner:

  • Charleston for You (2012, Verdant World) B+(**) 
  • Umbrellas in Mint (2012 [2013], Verdant World) B+(**) 

Guillermo Klein/Los Gauchos: Carrera (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Mark Kleinhaut/Neil Lamb: Jones Street (2011 [2013], Invisible Music) B+(**) 

Guy Klucevsek: The Multiple Personality Reunion Tour (2011 [2012], Innova) B+(**) 

Edgar Knecht: Good Morning Lilofee (2009 [2011], Ozella) B+(***) 

: Walking and Stumbling Through Your Sleep (2011 [2013], Intakt) B+(*) 

Lee Konitz/Bill Frisell/Gary Peacock/Joey Baron: Enfants Terribles (2011 [2012], Half Note) B+(***) 

Annie Kozuch: Mostly Jobim (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Diana Krall: Glad Rag Doll (2012, Verve) A− 

Steve Kuhn:

  • Life's Magic (1986 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(***) 
  • The Vanguard Date (1986 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***) 
  • Wisteria (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(***) 

Sam Kulik: Escape From Society (2012, Hot Cup) B+(*) 

: Basement Sessions Vol. 1 (2012, Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Joshua Kwassman: Songs of the Brother Spirit (2011 [2013], Truth Revolution) B− 

Steve Lacy: (1972 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Oliver Lake Big Band: Wheels (2013, Passin' Thru) B+(**) 

The Dave Lalama Big Band: The Hofstra Project (2012 [2013], Lalama Music) B 

Lama + Chris Speed: (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Andrew Lamb: Rhapsody in Black (2006 [2012], NoBusiness) A− 

Michel Lambert: (2010-12 [2013], Jazz From Rant) B+(***) 

Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope: Mirage (2012 [2013], Blueland) B+(**) 

Adam Lane Trio: Absolute Horizon (2010 [2013], NoBusiness) A− 

Sinikka Langeland: The Land That Is Not (2010 [2011], ECM) B+(**) 

Richard Lanham: Thou Swell (1998 [2013], RL Productions) B+(*) 

Daniel Lantz Trio: Plays Bond (2012 [2013], Do Music) B+(*) 

Mary LaRose: Reincarnation (2011 [2013], Little(i) Music) B+(*) 

Sabrina Lastman: The Candombe Jazz Sessions (2011 [2012], Zoho) B+(*) 

Bill Laswell: Means of Deliverance (2012, Innerhythmic) B+(**) 

Yusef Lateef/Roscoe Mitchell/Adam Rudolph/Douglas Ewart: Voice Prints (2008 [2013], Meta) B+(***) 

Deborah Latz: Fig Tree (2011-12 [2013], June Moon Productions) B+(*) 

Linda Lavin: Possibilities (2012, Ghostlight) B+(*) 

Chris Lawhorn: Fugazi Edits (2012, Case/Martingale) B+(***) 

The Jay Lawrence Quartet: Sweet Lime (2011 [2012], Jazz Hang) B+(**) 

: Curare (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Jerry Leake: Cubist: Prominence (2012 [2013], Rhombus Publishing) B− 

Anne LeBaron: 1, 2, 4, 3 (2002-08 [2010], Innova, 2CD) B 

Aaron Lebos: Reality (2013, self-released) B− 

Jeff Lederer: Jeff Lederer's Swing n' Dix (2012 [2013], Little(i) Music) B+(***) 

Peggy Lee: Invitation (2012, Drip Audio) A− 

Okkyung Lee: Ghil (2012 [2013], Ideologic Organ) B+(*) 

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Imagery Manifesto (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Steve Lehman: Dialect Fluorescent (2011 [2012], Pi) A 

Sara Leib: Secret Love (2011 [2012], OA2) B 

Neil Leonard: Marcel's Window (2009 [2011], Gasp) B+(*) 

George Lernis: Shapes of Nature (2011, self-released) B+(**) 

Billy Lester: Storytime (2010-11 [2013], JKA) B+(**) 

Mark Lettieri: Future Fun (2013, Markus Justinius Music) B+(*) 

The Alex Levin Trio: Refraction (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Josh Levinson Sextet: Chauncey Street (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Greg Lewis: Organ Monk: Uwo in the Black (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Leslie Lewis with the Gerard Hagen Trio: Midnight Sun (2011 [2012], Surf Cove Jazz) B+(**) 

Liberation Prophecy: Invisible House (2013, self-released) B 

Dave Liebman/Michael Stephans: Lineage (2010 [2013], Whaling City Sound) B+(*) 

Christian Lillinger's Grund: Second Reason (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Steve Lindeman: The Day After Yesterday (2012 [2013], Jazz Hang) C+ 

Ivan Lins: Cornucopia (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Steve Lipman: Ridin' the Beat (2012, Locomotion) B− 

Living by Lanterns: New Myth/Old Science (2011 [2012], Cuneiform) A− 

Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran: Hagar's Song (2012 [2013], ECM) A− 

Joe Locke:

  • /Geoffrey Keezer: Signing () B+(***) 
  • Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol 1 () B+(**) 

Jeremy Long: In Suspension (2011 [2012], Innova) B+(*) 

Fred Lonberg-Holm's Fast Citizens: Gather (2011 [2012], Delmark) A− 

Todd Londagin: Look Out for Love (2013, self-released) B− 

Mike Longo and the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble: Live From New York (2013, CAP) B+(**) 

Luis Lopes/Humanization 4tet: Live in Madison (2011 [2013], Ayler) A− 

Alex Lopez: We Can Take This Boat (2011, Lopez Music) B+(**) 

: New Day (2013, Jazz Village) B+(***) 

Frank Lowe: The Loweski (1973 [2012], ESP-Disk) B+(*) 

Luce Trio: Pieces, Vol. 1 (2011 [2012], Museum Clausum) B+(*) 

Steven Lugerner: For We Have Heard (2013, NoBusiness/Primary) B+(***) 

Igor Lumpert Trio: Innertextures Live (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord:

  • No New Tunes (2012, Hot Cup) A− 
  • Liverevil (2013, Hot Cup, 2CD) A− 

Dana Lyn: Aqualude (2012 [2013], Ropeadope) C+ 

Vincent Lyn: Wing Sing (2012, Budo) B 

Paul Lytton/Nate Wooley: The Nows (2011 [2012], Clean Feed, 2CD) B+(*) 

Harold Mabern: Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. (2012, High Note) B+(**) 

: Searching Your South/Buscando tu Sur (2012 [2013], Ozella) B+(**) 

Made to Break: Provoke (2011 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak (2012 [2013], ACT) A− 

Mahlis-Panos Project: Protoleia (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(**) 

: Effugit (2011 [2012], Jazz From Rant) B+(***) 

Anya Malkiel: From the Heart (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Manner Effect: Abundance (2011 [2012], self-released, CD+DVD) B− 

: Cloud Nine (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Ray Mantilla: The Connection (2013, Savant) B+(**) 

Ray Marchica: A Different View (2013, Sons of Sound) B+(*) 

: I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt () B+(*) 

Diane Marino: Loads of Love (2013, M&M) B+(**) 

Don Mark's Fire Escape: In a New Light (2011 [2012], Niromi) B+(**) 

Sandra Marlowe: True Blue (2011 [2012], LoveDog!) B− 

: Tonada (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*) 

Branford Marsalis Quartet: Four MFs Playin' Tunes (2011 [2012], Marsalis Music) A− 

Max Marshall: Instant Camaraderie (2011 [2012], Jazz Hang) B+(**) 

Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head (2012 [2013], Amulet) A 

Jean Martin:

  • /Haynes/Driver: Freedman at Western Front (2012, Barnyard) B+(*) 
  • /Lozano/Lewis/Wiens/Duncan: At Canterbury (2012 [2013], Barnyard) B+(*) 

Pedrito Martinez: The Pedrito Martinez Group () B 

Pat Martino: Alone Together With Bobby Rose (1977-78 [2012], High Note) B+(*) 

Pedro Martins: Dreaming High (2009-10 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*) 

Sue Maskaleris: Bring Nothing but Your Heart (2013, Jazilian) B 

Nicolas Masson/Roberto Pianca/Emanuele Maniscalco: Third Reel (2012 [2013], ECM) B 

Mark Masters Ensemble:

  • Ellington Saxophone Encounters (2012, Capri) B+(**) 
  • Everything You Did (2012 [2013], Capri) B 

Matt and the City Limits: Crash (2012, Island/Def Jam, EP) B+(**) 

Bill Mays Inventions Trio: Life's a Movie (2012 [2013], Chiaroscuro) B 

David Maxwell: Blues in Other Colors (2012, Shining Stone) B+(*) 

Lisa Maxwell: Happy (2011, self-released) B+(*) 

Virginia Mayhew Quartet: Mary Lou Williams: The Next 100 Years (2010 [2012], Renma) B+(***) 

Rob Mazurek:

  • Pulsar Quartet: Stellar Pulsations (2012, Delmark) B+(***) 
  • The Skull Sessions (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***) 
  • /Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble: The Space Between (2013, Delmark, CD+DVD) B+(*) 

Daniel McBrearty: Clarinet Swing (2011 [2012], Dan McB Music) B+(*) 

Christian McBride:

  • /Inside Straight: People Music (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(**) 
  • Out Here (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(***) 

Kelly McCarty 3: Roux Steady (2012, 72 Offsuit) B+(*) 

Donny McCaslin: Casting for Gravity (2012, Greenleaf Music) B+(***) 

Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters Quartet: Urban Nightingale (2011 [2012], Origin) B 

Mike McGinnis:

  • Road Trip (2012 [2013], RKM) B+(**) 
  • (2012 [2013], 482 Music) B+(**) 

Pete McGuinness: Voice Like a Horn (2013, Summit) B+(***) 

Bill McHenry: La Peur du Vide (2012, Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Earl McIntyre: Brass Carnival & Tribute (2010 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Michael McNeill Trio: Passageways (2010 [2012], self-released) A− 

Chris McNulty: The Song That Sings You Here (2012, Challenge) B+(**) 

Joe McPhee:

  • : Brooklyn DNA (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • Sonic Elements: For Pocket Trumpet and Alto Saxophone (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Medeski Martin & Wood: Free Magic (2007 [2012], Indirecto) A− 

Myra Melford: Life Carries Me This Way (2013, Firehouse 12) B+(***) 

Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet (1974 [2013], No Business) A− 

Jocelyn Medina: We Are Water (2011, self-released) B− 

Hendrik Meurkens/Gabriel Espinosa: Celebrando (2012, Zoho) C+ 

Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer/Helge Lien: Memnon (2012 [2013], Ozella) B 

The Miami Saxophone Quartet: Four of a Kind (2012 [2013], Fortitude) B+(***) 

Michigan State University Professors of Jazz: Better Than Alright (2012 [2013], self-released, 2CD) B+(***) 

Monday Michiru: Soulception (2012, Adventure Music) B 

Mikrokolektyw: Absent Minded (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(***) 

Ron Miles: Quiver (2011 [2012], Enja/Yellowbird) B+(***) 

Joel Miller: Swim (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(**) 

RJ Miller: Ronald's Rhythm (2013, Loyal Label) B+(***) 

Billy Mintz: Quartet (2013, Thirteenth Note) B+(*) 

Bob Mintzer Big Band: For the Moment (2011 [2012], MCG Jazz) B 

Matt Mitchell: Fiction (2012 [2013], Pi) B+(***) 

Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal: Aquarius (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(**) 

Roscoe Mitchell:

  • Live at "A Space" 1975 (1975 [2013], Sackville/Delmark) B+(**) 
  • /Tony Marsh/John Edwards: Improvisations (2012 [2013], Otoroku) B+(***) 

Liudas Mockunas & Barry Guy: Lava (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Mockuno NuClear: Drop It (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Charnett Moffett:

  • The Art of Improvisation () B+(***) 
  • The Bridge: Solo Bass Works () B+(**) 

Giovanni Moltoni: Tomorrow's Past (2012 [2013], C#2 Music Productions) B+(**) 

Tony Monaco: Celebration: Life-Love-Music (2012, Chicken Coup/Summit) B+(*) 

M1, Brian Jackson & the New Midnight Band: Evolutionary Minded (2013, Motema) B+(***) 

Ben Monder: Hydra (2013, Sunnyside) B− 

: Solo Guitarra (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(**) 

Davy Mooney: Perrier Street (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) C+ 

Michael Moore:

  • Easter Sunday (2011, Ramboy) B+(**) 
  • Rotterdam (2008 [2011], Ramboy) B+(***) 
  • Amsterdam (2010 [2011], Ramboy) B+(***) 

Bernie Mora & Tangent: Dandelion (2013, Rhombus) B− 

Nick Moran Trio: No Time Like Now (2011 [2012], Manor Sound) B+(*) 

Sean Moran Small Elephant Band: Tusk (2011 [2013], NCM East) B+(**) 

Justin Morell Dectet: Subjects and Compliments (2012 [2013], Sonic Frenzy) B+(***) 

Carol Morgan: Retroactive (2012 [2013], Blue Bamboo Music) B+(**) 

Jonathan Moritz Trio: Secret Tempo (2012 [2013], Hot Cup) A− 

Barbara Morrison: A Sunday Kind of Love (2010-12 [2013], Savant) A 

Cristina Morrison: I Love (2012, Baronesa) B+(***) 

Chris Morrissey: North Hero (2013, Sunnyside) A− 

Michael Moss/Billy Stein: Intervals (2013, 4th Stream) B+(***) 

Mostly Other People Do the Killing:

  • Slippery Rock! (2012 [2013], Hot Cup) A 
  • Red Hot (2012 [2013], Hot Cup) A− 

John Moulder: The Eleventh Hour: Live at the Green Mill (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 

Jack Mouse Group: Range of Motion (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Bob Mover: My Heart Tells Me (2010-11 [2013], Motema, 2CD) B+(***) 

Jimmy Mulidore: Jazz for the Ages (2012, Muldoon Jams) B 

Mumpbeak: Mumpbeak (2013, Rare Noise) B+(*) 

David Murray Infinity Quartet: Be My Monster Love () B+(***) 

Musaner: Once Upon a Time (2012, Lucent Music) B+(**) 

Myriad 3: Tell (2012, ALMA) B+(**) 

Youn Sun Nah: Same Girl (2010 [2011], ACT) B+(**) 

Stephanie Nakasian: Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World (2011 [2012], Capri) B+(**) 

Maria Neckam: Unison (2012, Sunnyside) C+ 

Negroni's Trio: On the Way (2012, AA) B+(**) 

Ferenc Nemeth: Triumph (2012, Dreamers Collective) B+(**) 

Marius Neset: Birds (2012 [2013], Edition) B 

Jovino Santos Neto:

  • Current (2010 [2011], Adventure Music) B+(*) 
  • Adventure Music Piano Masters Series Vol. 4 (2007 [2013], Adventure Music) B 

Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio: Blessed (2011 [2013], Origin) A− 

Thea Neumann: Lady & the Tramps (2012, self-released) B+(**) 

The New World Jazz Composers Octet: Breaking News (2011, Big and Phat) B+(**) 

New York Art Quartet: Call It Art (1964-65 [2013], Triple Point, 5LP) A− 

New York Voices: Live: With the WDR Big Band Cologne (2008 [2013], Palmetto) B− 

Sam Newsome: The Art of the Soprano, Vol. 1 (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(***) 

Nicholl and Farquharson: Della by Moonlight (2012, Big Empty Loo) C− 

Pascal Niggenkemper Vision7: Lucky Prime (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Anders Nilsson:

  • Night Guitar (2012, Soundatone) B+(**) 
  • /Joe Fonda/Peter Nilsson: Powers (2012, Konnex) B+(***) 

Hailey Niswanger: The Keeper (2012, Calmit Productions) B+(**) 

Tsuyoshi Niwa: At the End of the Day (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Sebastian Noelle: Koan (2010 [2012], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 

Noertker's Moxie: Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, Vol. 2) (2011-12 [2012], Edgetone) B 

Russ Nolan: Tell Me (2012, Rhinoceruss Music) B+(*) 

Nadja Noordhuis: Nadje Noordhuis (2010 [2012], Little Mystery) B+(***) 

Aaron Novik: Secret of Secrets (2012, Tzadik) B+(**) 

Sean Nowell: The Kung-Fu Masters (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 

Dawn Oberg: Rye (2012 [2013], Blossom Theory Music) B+(*) 

Bill O'Connell + The Latin Jazz All-Stars: (2013, Savant) B+(**) 

The Odd Trio: Birth of the Minotaur (2012, self-released) B+(**) 

John O'Gallagher: The Anton Webern Project (2012 [2013], Whirlwind) A− 

Linda Oh: Sun Pictures (2012 [2013], Greenleaf Music) A− 

Miles Okazaki: Figurations (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) A− 

Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble: Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Old Time Musketry: Different Times (2011 [2012], Steeplechase) A− 

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas IV (2011 [2012], Loyal Label) A− 

Piero Orodici: Cedar Walton Presents (2011 [2012], Savant) B+(***) 

:

  • Orbiting (2011 [2012], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 
  • /The Camerata Urbana Ensemble: Santiarican Blues Suite (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Ron Oswanski: December's Moon (2012 [2013], Palmetto) B+(*) 

Mark O'Toole: The Crooner (2011, self-released) C+ 

Outer Bridge Ensemble: Determined (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge: River Runs (2011 [2013], Summit) B+(*) 

Steve Owen: Stand Up Eight (2011 [2013], OA2) B 

Dudley Owens/Aaron Wright Band: People Calling (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 

Johnny Padilla: Bright Morning (2012, self-released) B 

: 12 Preludes & Fugues (2009 [2010], Tapestry) B 

Lou Pallo: Thank You Les (2012, Showplace Music Production) B+(***) 

Sam Pannunzio: Goin' Home (2010 [2011], Eastside Jazz) B+(*) 

Paradoxical Frog: Union (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Drew Paralic: Wintertime Tunes of Drew Paralic (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Paris Washboard: Swinging Castle: Paris Washboard in Concert (2012 [2013], K&K Verlagsanstalt) B+(**) 

Chris Parker: The Chris Parker Trio (2013, GPR) B+(**) 

Evan Parker:

  • /Wes Neal/Joe Sorbara: At Somewhere There (2009 [2011], Barnyard) A− 
  • /Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival (2011 [2013], No Business) B+(***) 

Jeff Parker Trio: Bright Light in Winter (2011 [2012], Delmark) B+(**) 

Matt Parker: Worlds Put Together (2012 [2013], Bynk) A− 

Ray Parker: Swingin' Never Hurt Nobody (2012, Pythagoras) B+(*) 

William Parker:

  • Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (1976-87 [2012], No Business, 6CD) A− 
  • Essence of Ellington: Live in Milano (2012, AUM Fidelity, 2CD) A− 
  • Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012 (2006-12 [2013], AUM Fidelity, 8CD) A− 

Kat Parra: (2012, JazzMa) B− 

Alexis Parsons: Alexis Parsons (2006-08 [2011], Ellick) B+(*) 

Alan Pasqua: Twin Bill: Two Piano Music of Bill Evans (2011, BFM) B+(*) 

Bennett Paster: Relentless Pursuit of the Beautiful (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Beata Pater: Red (2011 [2013], B&B) B 

Cristina Pato: Migrations (2011 [2023], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Mario Pavone:

  • Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po (2010, Playscape) B+(***) 
  • Arc Trio (2013, Playscape) A− 

Gary Peacock/Marilyn Crispell: Azure (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(**) 

Michael Pedicin:

  • Live @ the Loft (2012, Jazz Hut) B+(**) 
  • Why Stop Now/Ubuntu (2013, Groundblue) B+(**) 

Jeremy Pelt:

  • Soul (2011 [2012], High Note) B+(**) 
  • Water and Earth (2012 [2013], High Note) B 

Ken Peplowski: Maybe September (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(***) 

Art Pepper:

  • Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. VII: Sankei Hall, Osaka, Japan (1980 [2012], Widow's Taste, 2CD) A− 
  • Unreleased Art Vol. VIII: Live at the Winery September 6, 1976 (1976 [2013], Widow's Taste) A− 

Luis Perdomo: Universal Mind (2010 [2012], RKM) B+(**) 

Ivo Perelman:

  • /Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: Family Ties (2011 [2012], Leo) A− 
  • /Matt Shipp/Gerald Cleaver: The Foreign Legion (2011 [2012], Leo) A− 
  • /The Sirius Quartet: The Passion According to G.H. (2011 [2012], Leo) B+(**) 
  • /Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey: The Clairvoyant (2012, Leo) A− 
  • /Matthew Shipp/Michael Bisio: The Gift (2012, Leo) B+(***) 
  • /Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver: Living Jelly (2011 [2012], Leo) A− 
  • /Matthew Shipp: The Art of the Duet, Volume One (2012 [2013], Leo) A− 
  • The Edge (2012 [2013], Leo) B+(**) 
  • Serendipity (2011 [2013], Leo) A− 
  • /Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi: One (2013, Rare Noise) A− 
  • /Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey/Gerald Cleaver: Enigma (2013, Leo) A− 
  • /Matthew Shipp/Mat Maneri: A Violent Dose of Anything (2013, Leo) A− 

Eric Person: Thoughts on God (2012, Distinction) B 

Houston Person:

  • Naturally (2012, High Note) A− 
  • Nice 'n' Easy (2013, High Note) B+(**) 

: If Grief Could Wait (2010 [2012], ECM) B+(**) 

Bill Peterson Trio: Ruby Diamond (2011 [2013], Summit) B+(**) 

Oscar Peterson: Unmistakable [Zenph Re-Performance] (2010 [2011], Sony Masterworks) B+(*) 

Dan Phillips BKK Trio: Bangkok Edge (2012, self-released) B+(**) 

Dave Phillips & Freedance: Confluence (2011 [2012], Innova) B+(**) 

Enrico Pieranunzi: Permutation (2009 [2012], CAM Jazz) B+(***) 

Tan Ping: Paradise (2011, Goody Heart Productions) B 

Pixel:

  • Reminder (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B− 
  • We Are All Small Pixels (2013, Cuneiform) B 

Planet Z: Planet Z Featuring Susan Aquila/Music by Rob Tomaro (2011, Blue Chair) B 

Platform 1: Takes Off (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Verneri Pohjola & Black Motor: Rubidium (2010 [2013], TUM) B+(**) 

Odean Pope: Odean's Three (2011 [2013], In + Out) A− 

Frank Potenza: For Joe (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(**) 

Chris Potter: The Sirens (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(***) 

Ben Powell: New Street (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(**) 

Philippe Baden Powell: Adventure Music Piano Masters Series: Vol 2 (2008 [2012], Adventure Music) B 

Power of the Horns: Alaman (2013, ForTune) B+(***) 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band:

  • 50th Anniversary Collection (1962-2010 [2012], Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • That's It! (2012 [2013], Legacy) B+(**) 

Dafnis Prieto: Proverb Trio (2012, Dafnison Music) B+(**) 

Project Them: Project Them (2013, Miles High) B+(*) 

Miki Purnell: Swingin' to the Sea (2013, Sweet and Lovely Music) B+(*) 

Quartet San Francisco: Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers (2013, Violin Jazz) B+(*) 

Quest: Circular Dreaming (2011 [2013], Enja) B+(**) 

Reggie Quinerly: Music Inspired by Freedman Town (2012, Redefinition Music) B+(**) 

Nate Radley: The Big Eyes (2011 [2012], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(**) 

Monica Ramey: And the Beegie Adair Trio (2012 [2013], Adair Music Group) B+(***) 

Rampersaud Shaw Martin Neal Krakowiak: Halcyon Science 130410 (2011, Barnyard) B+(**) 

PJ Rasmussen: Adventures in Flight (2013, Third Freedom Music) B+(*) 

Ratchet Orchestra: Hemlock (2012, Drip Audio) B+(**) 

Enrico Rava: On the Dance Floor (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(**) 

Carline Ray: Vocal Sides (2008-11 [2013], Carlcat) B+(**) 

John Raymond: Strength & Song (2011 [2012], Strength & Song) B+(*) 

RED Trio:

  • /Nate Wooley: Stem (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • Rebento (2012 [2013], NoBusiness) B+(*) 

Mary Ann Redmond/Paul Langosch/Jay Cooley: Compared to What (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Ed Reed: I'm a Shy Guy (2013, Blue Shorts) B+(**) 

Eric Reed: The Baddest Monk (2011 [2012], Savant) B+(**) 

Mike Reed's People, Places & Things: Clean on the Corner (2010 [2012], 482 Music) A− 

Lola Regenthal: With You (2011, Origin) B+(*) 

Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe (2013, Enja) B+(**) 

Irene Reid: The Queen of the Party (1997-2003 [2012], Savant) B+(***) 

Kate Reid: The Love I'm In (2011, self-released) B+(**) 

Jussi Reijonen: Un (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Phalanx (2012 [2013], Aerophonic, 2CD) A− 

Resonance: Introductions (2013, Mandala) C 

The Reveries: Matchmakers Volume 2: The Music of Sade (2012, Barnyard) B 

Eric Revis:

  • 11:11: Parallax (2012, Clean Feed) A− 
  • City of Asylum (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Dick Reynolds: Music & Friends (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Abigail Riccards: Every Little Star (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton (2012 [2013], MAMA) B 

Ben Riley: Grown Folks Music (2010 [2012], Sunnyside) A− 

Howard Riley: Live With Repertoire (2011 [2013], NoBusiness) B+(*) 

Sam Rivers/Dave Holland/Barry Altschul: Reunion: Live in New York (2007 [2012], Pi, 2CD) A− 

RJ and the Assignment:

  • Deceiving Eyes (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

RJ & the Assignment:

  • The Stroke of Midnight (2013, self-released) B 

Ro Sham Beaux: Ro Sham Beaux (2011 [2012], Red Piano) B 

Bryn Roberts: Fables (2012 [2013], Nineteen-Eight) B+(**) 

Sherri Roberts: Lovely Days (2011-12 [2013], Blue House/Pacific Coast Jazz) B 

Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive 5 (2012 [2013], XenDen) B+(*) 

The Duke Robillard Jazz Trio: Wobble Walkin' (2011 [2012], Blue Duchess) B+(*) 

Carol Robbins: Moraga (2012, Jazzcats) B+(*) 

Pete Robbins Transatlantic Quartet: Live in Basel (2010 [2012], Hate Laugh Music) B+(*) 

Ellen Robinson: Don't Wait Too Long (2011 [2012], EMR Music) B 

Jason Robinson: Tiresian Symmetry (2012, Cuneiform) B+(**) 

Scott Robinson Doctette: Bronze Nemesis (2001-09 [2012], Doc-Tone) B+(*) 

Sonya Robinson: Whistle (2013, FLV) B+(*) 

Barry Romberg's Random Access: Crab People (2012, Romhog, 2CD) B+(*) 

Rent Romus' Life's Blood: Truth Teller (2013, Edgetone) A− 

Wallace Roney:

  • Home (2010 [2012], High Note) B+(*) 
  • Understanding (2013, High Note) B+(**) 

Adam Rongo: Tell Your Story (2013, D Clef) B+(*) 

Frank Rosaly: Cicada Music (2008-11 [2013], Delmark) B+(**) 

Rose & the Nightingale: Spirit of the Garden (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Josh Rosen/Stan Strickland: Instinct (2012, Ziggle Zaggle Music) B− 

Marlene Rosenberg Quartet: Bassprint (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(***) 

Daniel Rosenboom: Daniel Rosenboom's Book of Omens (2012 [2013], Nine Winds) B+(***) 

Alan Rosenthal: Just Sayin' (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Ted Rosenthal: Wonderland (2013, Playscape) B+(*) 

The Rosenthals: Fly Away (2013, American Melody) B+(*) 

Marc Rossi Group: Mantra Revealed (2009-11 [2012], Innova) B+(*) 

Shamie Royston: Portraits (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Gonzalo Rubalcaba: XXI Century (2011 [2012], 5Pasion, 2CD) B+(***) 

Roswell Rudd: Trombone for Lovers (2013, Sunnyside) A 

Adam Rudolph/Go: Organic Orchestra: Sonic Mandala (2012 [2013], Meta) B+(***) 

Clotilde Rullaud: In Extremis (2011, Nota Bene) B+(*) 

Rusk: Rusk (2012, Fenetre/The Loyal Label) B+(*) 

Amanda Ruzza: This Is What Happened (2009 [2012], Pimenta) B 

Dylan Ryan/Sand: Sky Bleached (2012 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(**) 

Jackie Ryan: Listen Here (2012 [2013], Open Art) B+(*) 

The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band: Game Changer (2013, Capri) B− 

Terje Rypdal: Melodic Warrior (2003-09 [2013], ECM) B 

Harvie S/Kenny Barron: Witchcraft (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(***) 

Jerome Sabbagh: Plugged In (2011 [2012], Bee Jazz) B+(**) 

Carol Saboya: Belezas (2012, AAM) B+(*) 

Sachal Studios Orchestra: Jazz and All That: In Memory of Dave Brubeck (2013, Imagine Music) B− 

Michael Sahl & Eric Salzman: Civilization and Its Discontents (1978 [2012], Labor) B 

Saint Dirt Elementary School: Abandoned Ballroom (2009 [2012], Barnyard) B+(**) 

Anne Sajdera: Azul (2012, Bijart) B 

Samo Salamon Quartets: Stretching Out (2008-12 [2013], Samo, 2CD) A− 

Laila Salins/Anne Sexton: Elevator Into the Sky (2012 [2013], Alectrona) B+(**) 

Felipe Salles: Departure (2011 [2012], Tapestry) B+(**) 

: WomanChild (2012 [2013], Mack Avenue) B+(*) 

Eric Salzman: The Nude Paper Sermon/Wiretap (1966-72 [2012], Labor, 2CD) B+(*) 

John Samorian: Out on a Limb (2010 [2011], self-released) B 

Bobby Sanabria Big Band: Multiverse (2011 [2012], Jazzheads) B+(***) 

Angelica Sanchez:

  • Wires & Moss (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Wadada Leo Smith: Twine Forest (2013, Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Antonio Sanchez: New Life (2012 [2013], CAM Jazz) B 

Nick Sanders: Nameless Neighbors (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Idan Santhaus: There You Are (2008-11 [2013], Posi-Tone) A− 

Imer Santiago: Hidden Journey (2013, Jazz Music City) B+(***) 

: Almost Tomorrow (2012-13 [2013], Clean Feed) B 

Sasha's Bloc: Melancholy (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Jane Scheckter: Easy to Remember (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(***) 

Diego Schissi Quinteto: Tongos (2010 [2012], Sunnyside) B 

Chris Schlarb: Psychic Temple II (2011-12 [2013], Asthmatic Kitty) B 

Nicky Schrire: Space and Time (2013, self-released) B 

Reg Schwager:

  • /Michel Lambert: Trio Improvisations (2001-02 [2013], Jazz From Rant) B+(***) 
  • Duets (2002 [2011], Jazz From Rant) B+(***)  Chromology (2010, Jazz From Rant) B+(**) 
  • /David Restivo: Arctic Passage (2012 [2013], Jazz From Rant) B+(**) 

Markus Schwartz/Monvelyno Alexis: Vo-Duo Nou La (2011 [2013], Lakou Brooklyn) B 

Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio: Sources (2011 [2012], ECM) A− 

Claudio Scolari: Synthesis (2012, Principal) B+(**) 

Christian Scott: Christian aTunde Adjuah (2012, Concord, 2CD) B+(*) 

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke (2012 [2013], Spartacus) B+(***) 

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search (2010, Origin) B+(**) 

Sara Serpa/Ran Blake: Aurora (2012, Clean Feed) B+(*) 

Seung-Hee: Sketches on the Sky (2012, self-released) B+(**) 

Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours (2012 [2013], Singing Empress) B+(*) 

Elliott Sharp:

  • Aggregat (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) A− 
  • Sky Road Songs (2012, Enja) B+(*) 
  • Aggregat: Quintet (2013, Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Avery Sharpe: Sojourner Truth: ". . . Ain't I a Woman?" (2011 [2012], JKNM) B+(***) 

Woody Shaw: Woody Plays Woody (1977-81 [2012], Savant) B+(*) 

Aram Shelton Quartet: Everything for Somebody (2011 [2012], Singlespeed Music) B+(***) 

Andy Sheppard/Michael Benita/Sebastian Rochford: Trio Libero (2011 [2012], ECM) A− 

Mark Sherman: The L.A. Sessions (2011 [2012], Miles High) B+(**) 

Matthew Shipp:

  • Elastic Aspects (2011 [2012], Thirsty Ear) B+(***) 
  • Greatest Hits (2000-2012 [2013], Thirsty Ear) A− 
  • Piano Sutras (2013, Thirsty Ear) B+(**) 

Julian Shore: Filaments (2012, Tone Rogue) B 

Deborah Shulman & the Ted Howe Trio: Get Your Kicks: The Music & Lyrics of Bobby Troup (2013, Summit) B 

Ben Sidran: Don't Cry for No Hipster (2012 [2013], Unlimited Media) B+(***) 

Matthew Silberman: Questionable Creatures (2012, DeSoto Sound Factory) B+(***) 

David Sills: Blue's the New Green (2013, Gut String) B+(*) 

Ricardo Silveira:

  • Storyteller (1995 [2012], Adventure Music) B+(**) 
  • /Roberto Taufic: (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*) 
  • : RSVC (2013, Adventure Music) B+(*) 

Sarah Silverman: Sarah (2013, self-released) B 

Edward Simon Trio: Live in New York at Jazz Standard (2010 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Zoot Sims: Compatability (1955 [2013], Delmark) B+(*) 

Donna Singer: Take the Day Off: Escape With Jazz (2012, Emerald Baby) B+(*) 

Alex Sipiagin: From Reality and Back (2013, 5 Pasion) B+(*) 

Jeremy Siskind: Finger-Songwriter (2012, Bju'ecords) B+(*) 

Ilia Skibinsky: The Passage (2011 [2013], Mythology) B+(**) 

Kristin Slipp + Dov Manski: A Thousand Julys (2013, Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Matt Slocum: After the Storm (2011, Chandra) B+(**) 

Dave Slonaker Big Band: Intrada (2012 [2013], Origin) B− 

Ches Smith & These Arches: Hammered (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***) 

Suzanna Smith: Halfway Between Heaven and Love (2012 [2013], Ink Pen) B+(*) 

Wadada Leo Smith:

  • Ten Freedom Summers (2011 [2012], Cuneiform, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • /Louis Moholo-Moholo: Ancestors (2011 [2012], TUM) A− 
  • /TUMO: Occupy the World (2012 [2013], TUM, 2CD) B+(*) 

The Paul Smoker Notet: Landings (2012 [2013], Alvas) A− 

Gary Smulyan:

  • Smul's Paradise (2011 [2012], Capri) B+(**) 
  • /Dominic Chianese: Bella Napoli (2013, Capri) B+(**) 

Jim Snidero: Stream of Consciousness (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(***) 

Alex Snydman: Fortunate Action (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(**) 

Soar Trio: Emergency Management Heist (2013, Edgetone) B+(***) 

Clark Sommers: Clark Sommers' Ba(SH) (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**) 

Sonic Liberation Front: Jetway Confidential (2009-11 [2012], High Two) A− 

Sophisticated Ladies: A True Story (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Tessa Souter: Beyond the Blue () B+(***) 

Tim Sparks: The Nutcracker Suite (1993 [2012], Tonewood) B+(*) 

Cinzia Spata: Into the Moment (2010 [2011], Koine) B+(**) 

Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic (2013, Trytone) B+(*) 

Jesse Stacken: Bagatelles for Trio (2011 [2012], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(*) 

Heiner Stadler: Brains on Fire (1966-74 [2012], P&C Labor, 2CD) B+(**) 

Mary Stallings:

  • Don't Look Back (2011 [2012], High Note) B+(***) 
  • But Beautiful (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(**) 

Tomasz Stanko NY Quartet: Wislawa (2012 [2013], ECM, 2CD) B+(***) 

John Stein: Bing Bang Boom (2012 [2013], Whaling City Sound) B+(***) 

Bobo Stenson Trio: Indicum (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(**) 

Chip Stephens Trio: Relevancy (2010 [2013], Capri) B+(**) 

Dayna Stephens: That Nepenthetic Place (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

Stone Quartet: Live at Vision Festival (2010 [2012], Ayler) B+(**) 

John Stowell:

  • /Ulf Bandgren: Throop (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 
  • /Dave Liebman: Blue Rose (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**) 

Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato: Limitless (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(*) 

Bobby Streng's House Big Band: Getting Housed (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(***) 

Joey Stuckey: Mixture (2012, Senate) B 

Melissa Stylianou: Silent Movie (2010 [2012], Anzic) B 

Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Milton Suggs: Lyrical: Volume 1 (2011 [2012], Skiptone Music) B− 

Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio: Blue Skies (2011-12 [2013], Delmark) B+(**) 

Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society: Whispers From the Archive (1970-78 [2012], Porter) A− 

Sultans of String: Move (2011, self-released) B+(*) 

The Summarily Dismissed: To Each! (2012 [2013], Laureniac Song) B+(*) 

John Surman: Saltash Bells (2009 [2012], ECM) A− 

Richard Sussman Quintet: Continuum (2012, Origin) B+(*) 

Jacqui Sutton: Notes From the Frontier: A Musical Journey (2012, Toy Blue Typewriter) B− 

Tierney Sutton: After Blue (2012-13 [2013], BFM Jazz) B 

The Swallow Quintet: Into the Woodwork (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(**) 

Sweet Talk: Glitterbomb (2011-12 [2013], Prom Night) B+(*) 

Andrew Swift: Swift Kick (2011 [2012], D Clef) B+(*) 

Swing Fever Presents Clark Terry/Buddy DeFranco/Terry Gibbs and Guest Vocalist Jackie Ryan: Grand Masters of Jazz (1998-2001 [2013], Open Art, CD+2DVD) B+(***) 

: Canons: 2nd Hosting (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

June Tabor/Iain Ballamy/Huw Warren: Quercus (2006 [2013], ECM) B+(***) 

Craig Taborn Trio: Chants (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(***) 

Aki Takase:

  • My Ellington (2012 [2013], Intakt) B+(*) 
  • Plays Fats Waller in Berlin (2004 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***) 

Take 6: One (2012, Shanachie) C+ 

Talking Cows: Almost Human (2011 [2012], Morvin/Jazz Sick) B+(***) 

Tom Tallitsch: Heads or Tails (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Natsuki Tamura:

  • /Satoko Fujii: Muku (2011 [2012], Libra) B+(**) 
  • Dragon Nat (2012 [2013], Libra) B+(*) 

Tarbaby: Ballad of Sam Langford (2013, Hipnotic) B+(***) 

Benjamin Taubkin + Adriano Adewale: The Vortex Sessions (2010 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*) 

Kayla Taylor Jazz: You'd Be Surprised (2011, Smartykat) B+(***) 

Melvin Taylor:

  • Beyond the Burning Guitar (2010 [2012], Eleven East, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Taylor Made (2012 [2013], Eleven East) B+(*) 

John Tchicai/Charlie Kohlhase/Garrison Fewell/Cecil McBee/Billy Hart: Tribal Ghost (2007 [2013], NoBusiness) A− 

Gavin Templeton: In Series (2013, Nine Winds) B+(***) 

Dan Tepfer: Goldberg Variations/Variations (2011, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Erena Terakubo with Legends: New York Attitude (2011 [2012], 4Q) B+(**) 

Jacky Terrasson: Gouache (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Emilio Teubal: (2013, Bju'ecords) B+(*) 

Thiefs: Thiefs (2012 [2013], Melanine Harmonique) B+(*) 

The Thing with Barry Guy: Metal! (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Thollem/Parker/Cline: The Gowanus Session (2012, Porter) B+(***) 

THOMAS: Janela (2010 [2012], Barnyard) C 

Leon Foster Thomas: Brand New Mischief (2012, self-released) B+(*) 

Lizzie Thomas: Easy to Love (2013, self-released) B+(**) 

Al Thompson Jr.: City Mainstream (2012 [2013], Alcalgar) B 

Rich Thompson:

  • Generations (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*) 
  • Less Is More (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*) 

Henry Threadgill Zooid: Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp (2011 [2012], Pi) B+(***) 

Scott Tixier: Brooklyn Bazaar (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B 

Sumi Tonooka: Now (2010 [2012], ARC, 2CD) B+(**) 

Rafael Toral/Davu Seru: Live in Minneapolis (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Bruce Torff: Look Again (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*) 

Gian Tornatore: The Heights (2012, Sound Spiral) B+(*) 

The Ian Torres Big Band: January (2008-13 [2013], Blujazz) B 

The Michael Treni Big Band:

  • Boy's Night Out (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(**) 
  • Pop-Culture Blues (2013, self-released) B+(*) 

Trespass Trio:

  • Bruder Beda (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(***) 
  • /Joe McPhee: Human Encore (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

TriBeCaStan: New Deli (2011, Evergreene Music) B+(**) 

Ryan Truesdell: Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans (2012, ArtistShare) B+(***) 

Mikolaj Trzaska/Olie Brice/Mark Sanders: Riverloam Trio (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 

Tumbledown House: Fables and Falsehoods (2012, Silent Coyote Music) B+(**) 

Tunk Trio: Summer Baby (2013, Tunk Music) B+(*) 

Turn Around Norman: We Turn Around (2010 [2011], TAND) B+(**) 

Steve Turre:

  • Woody's Delight (2011 [2012], High Note) B+(*) 
  • The Bones of Art (2013, High Note) B+(***) 

Twins of El Dorado: Portend the End (2012 [2013], Prom Night) B− 

Two Al's: And the Cowgirls Kept On Dancing (2013, Brokken) A− 

Twopool: Traffic Bins (2010 [2012], Origin) B+(***) 

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington: Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three (2011 [2012], OA2) B+(*) 

Ben Tyree: Thoughtform Variations (2012, Sonic Architectures) B 

Matt Ulery: By a Little Light (2012, Greenleaf Music, 2CD) B+(*) 

David Ullmann Quintet: Falling (2011 [2012], Wet Cash) B+(*) 

Upper Left Trio: Ulternative (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(***) 

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Hustlin' for a Gig (2012, Housekat) B− 

The Urban Renewal Project: Go Big or Go Home (2012, Lombardy) C+ 

Diego Urcola: Mates (2013, Sunnyside) B+(*) 

Manuel Valera:

  • New Cuban Express (2011 [2012], Mavo) B+(**) 
  • Expectativas (2013, Mavo) B+(*) 

Corrie Van Binsbergen: Self Portrait in Pale Blue (2013, Brokken) B+(**) 

Els Vandeweyer/Fred Van Hove/Paul Lovens/Martin Blume: Quat: Live at Hasselt (2011 [2013], No Business) B+(***) 

Rick VanMatre: Lines Above (2013, Summit) B+(*) 

John Vanore & Abstract Truth: Culture (2012 [2013], Acoustical Concepts) B+(***) 

Jim Van Slyke: The Sedaka Sessions (2011, LML Music) B 

Jacob Varmus: Terminal Stillness (2012 [2013], Crows Kin) B+(*) 

Eric Vaughn: Minor Relocation (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(**) 

Andrea Veneziani: Oltreoceano (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(**) 

Piet Verbist: Zygomatik (2010 [2012], Origin) B+(***) 

The Verge: Introducing . . . the Verge (2012, Danger Productions) B+(*) 

Marlene VerPlanck: Ballads . . . Mostly (2012 [2013], Audiophile) B+(**) 

The Verve Jazz Ensemble: It's About Time (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Fay Victor Ensemble: Absinthe & Vermouth (2013, Greene Avenue Music) B+(***) 

Elio Villafranca/Arturo Stable: Dos Y Mas () B+(**) 

Eyal Vilner: Introducing the Eyal Vilner Big Band (2010 [2012], Gut String) B+(*) 

Vinx: Love Never Comes Too Late (2012 [2013], Dreamsicle Arts) B+(*) 

David Virelles: Continuum (2012, Pi) B+(**) 

Allen Vizzutti: Ritzville (2011 [2012], Village Place Music) B 

: (2013, 5Pasion) B+(***) 

Thisbe Vos: Under Your Spell (2012 [2013], Prime Productions) B+(**) 

Brahja Waldman's Quartet: Cosmic Brahjas/Closer to the Tones (2011-13 [2013], self-released, 2CD) B+(**) 

Torben Waldorff: Wah-Wah (2012, ArtistShare) B 

Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin (2013, Patois) B+(*) 

: Outstairs (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(*) 

Anne Walsh: Go (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Justin Walter: Stars (2011 [2012], Walter) B 

Weasel Walter/Mary Halvorson/Peter Evans: Mechanical Malfunction (2012, Thirsty Ear) A− 

Ben Wanicur: The Excluded Middle (2012 [2013], Middle Path) B+(***) 

Tim Warfield:

  • Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas (2012, Undaunted Music) B 
  • Inspire Me! (2013, HHM) B+(***) 

Henry P. Warner/Earl Freeman/Philip Spigner: Freestyle Band (1984 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***) 

Yvonne Washington with Gary Norman: Trust in Me (2011, Mercator Media) B+(**) 

Joan Watson-Jones/Frank Wilkins: Quiet Conversations: A Duet (2012, Eye of Samantha) B+(*) 

Marzette Watts: Marzette Watts & Company (1966 [2012], ESP-Disk) B+(*) 

Wave Mechanics Union: Further to Fly (2012, HX Music) B− 

Sean Wayland: Click Track Jazz: Slave to the Machine (2012, Seed Music, 2CD) B+(*) 

Doug Webb:

  • Swing Shift (2009 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(***) 
  • Another Scene (2013, Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Anna Webber: Percussive Mechanics (2012 [2013], Pirouet) B+(*) 

Eberhard Weber: (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(**) 

Florian Weber: Biosphere (2011 [2012], Enja) B+(**) 

Allison Wedding: This Dance (2012, GroundUp Music) B+(***) 

Michael Webster: Momentus (2011 [2012], OA2) B+(*) 

The Wee Trio: Ashes to Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective (2011 [2012], Bionic) B 

Joanna Weinberg: The Piano Diaries (2011 [2012], Kissingpoint) B+(**) 

Nils Weinhold: Shapes (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*) 

Mark Weinstein:

  • El Cumbanchero (2011, Jazzheads) B+(*) 
  • Todo Corazon: The Tango Album (2012 [2013], Jazzheads) B 

David Weiss:

  • /Point of Departure: Venture Inward (2008 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(*) 
  • Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter () B+(**) 

Ezra Weiss: Our Path to This Moment (2012, Roark) B+(*) 

Mort Weiss:

  • I'll Be Seeing You (2012, SMS Jazz) A− 
  • A Giant Step Out and Back (2013, SMS Jazz) A− 

Ben Wendel: Frame (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

The Jens Wendelboe Big Band: Fresh Heat (2008 [2012], Rosa) B 

Frank Wess: Magic 101 (2011 [2013], IPO) B+(**) 

Randy Weston/Billy Harper: The Roots of the Blues (2013, Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Tom Wetmore: The Desired Effect (2011 [2012], Crosstown) B 

The Whammies:

  • Play the Music of Steve Lacy (2012, Driff) A− 
  • Play the Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 2 (2013, Driff) A− 

Kenny Wheeler Big Band: The Long Waiting (2011 [2012], CAM Jazz) B+(*) 

Wheelhouse: Boss of the Plains (2010 [2013], Aerophonic) B+(***) 

Matt White: The Super Villain Jazz Band (2012 [2013], Artists Recording Collective) B+(**) 

Pharez Whitted: For the People (2012, Origin) B+(*) 

Carrie Wicks: Barely There (2012, OA2) B+(***) 

Dan Wilensky: Back in the Mix (2011 [2012], Speechless Productions) B+(**) 

Jeff Williams: The Listener (2012 [2013], Whirlwind) B+(**) 

Jessica Williams: Songs of Earth (2009-11 [2012], Origin) B+(***) 

Steve Williams: Steve Williams & Jazz Nation with Eddie Daniels (2010 [2012], OA2) B+(*) 

Spike Wilner: La Tendresse (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Larry Willis: This Time the Dream's on Me (2011 [2012], High Note) B+(**) 

Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts: An Attitude for Gratitude (2011 [2012], Palmetto) B+(**) 

Mark Winkler: The Laura Nyro Project (2012 [2013], Cafe Pacific) B+(*) 

Jon Wirtz: Tourist (2013, self-released) B 

Florian Wittenberg: Artefacts: Solo Electronics (2005-11 [2012], GEMA) B 

Mike Wofford:

  • /Holly Hofmann: Turn Signal (2010 [2012], Capri) B+(*) 
  • It's Personal (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(*) 

Bob Wolfman: Transition (2012, self-released) C 

Andrea Wolper/Connie Crothers/Ken Filiano: Trance Formation: In Concert (2009-10 [2012], New Artists) B+(*) 

Cory Wong: Quartet/Quintet (2012, self-released, 2CD) B 

Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration (2013, Chiaroscuro) B− 

Nate Wooley:

  • /Christian Weber/Paul Lytton: Six Feet Under (2009 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**) 
  • /C. Spencer Yeh/Audrey Chen/Todd Carter: NCAT (2008 [2013], Monotype) B− 
  • /Peter Evans/Jim Black/Paul Lytton: Trumpets and Drums: Live in Ljubljana (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**) 
  • (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**) 

Brandon Wright: Journeyman (2011 [2012], Posi-Tone) B+(**) 

Cory Wright Outfit: Apples + Oranges (2012 [2013], Singlespeed Music) B+(**) 

Frank Wright Quartet: Blues for Albert Ayler (1974 [2012], ESP-Disk) A− 

Xiu Xiu: Nina (2013, Graveface) B+(*) 

Eli Yamin/Evan Christopher: Louie's Dream: For Our Jazz Heroes (2012 [2013], Yamin Music) B+(***) 

John Yao Quintet: In the Now (2011 [2012], Innova) B+(*) 

Craig Yaremko Organ Trio: CYO3 (2013, Origin) B+(**) 

Yellowjackets: A Rise in the Road (2013, Mack Avenue) B 

Pamela York: Lay Down This World: Hymns and Spirituals (2012, Jazzful Heart) B+(*) 

Jordan Young: Cymbal Melodies (2012, Posi-Tone) B 

Katherine Young:

  • Pretty Monsters (2010 [2012], Public Eyesore) B+(**) 
  • Releasing Bound Water From Green Material (2012, Prom Night, EP) B+(*) 

Neil C. Young: El Camino (2011 [2012], Canadian American) B+(*) 

: Here We Go Again (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*) 

Shingo Yuji: Introducing Shingo Yuji (2010 [2012], Yujipan Music) B+(*) 

Peter Zak: Nordic Noon (2011 [2012], Steeplechase) A− 

Zansa: Djansa (2013, self-released) B+(***) 

Denny Zeitlin:

  • Wherever You Are: Midnight Moods for Solo Piano (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(**) 
  • Both/And: Solo Electro-Acoustic Adventures (2003-12 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**) 

: Rayuela (2011 [2012], Sunnyside) B+(***) 

Zevious: Passing Through the Wall (2013, Cuneiform) B 

Waclaw Zimpel Quartet: Stone Fog (2012 [2013], Fortune) B+(***) 

Carlos Alves "Zingaro"/Jean Luc Cappozzo/Jerome Bourdellon/Nicolas Lelievre: Live at Total Meeting (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) A− 

The Dann Zinn 4: Grace's Song (2012 [2013], Z Music) B+(**) 

Zohar's Nigun: The Four Questions (2012, Rectify) B+(**) 

James Zollar: It's All Good People (2012 [2013], JZAZ) B+(***) 

Zs: Grain (2013, Northern Spy) B+(***) 

Various Artists

  • Adventure Music: 10 Years (2003-2012 [2012], Adventure Music, 3CD) B+(*) 

  • Brasslands [A Motion Picture Soundtrack] (2013, Evergreene) B+(**) 

  • I Never Meta Guitar Too (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(*) 

  • The Road to Jajouka: A Benefit Album (2013, Howe) A- 

  • Salsa de la Bahia: A Collection of SF Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz (2003-10 [2013], Patois, 2CD) B+(**) 

Total artist records reviewed: 1304