Jazz Prospecting: Year 2013 Index

December

  1. The Ambush Party: Circus (2011 [2013], De Platenbakkerij) B+(**)
  2. Autumn in Augusta: Songs My Mama Would Like (2013, self-released, EP) B+(***)
  3. David Bach: Otherworld (2013, Integrity Music) B
  4. Chris Biesterfeldt: Urban Mandolin (2013, self-released) B
  5. Alan Blackman: The Coastal Suite (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(**)
  6. Jane Ira Bloom: Sixteen Sunsets (2013 [2014], Outline) B+(**)
  7. Daniel Carter/Daniel Levin/Satoshi Takeishi/Devin Brahja Waldman: Say Hello to Anyone I Know (2013, Fast Speaking Music) B+(**)
  8. Jason Paul Curtis: Love Holiday (2012, self-released) B+(*)
  9. Barry Danielian: Metaphorically Speaking (2013, Tariqah) B+(*)
  10. Kris Davis: Massive Threads (2012 [2013], Thirsty Ear) B+(***)
  11. Kaja Draksler: The Lives of Many Others (2013, Clean Feed) B+(**)
  12. Ayman Fanous/Jason Kao Hwang: Zilzal (2011 [2013], Innova) B+(***)
  13. : Spring Spleen and Twelve Other Pieces (2012, Gligg) B+(**)
  14. : Lurk Lab (2012, Gligg) A-
  15. Nnenna Freelon/John Brown Big Band: Christmas (2012 [2013], Brown Boulevard) B
  16. Annette Genovese: Dream With Me (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  17. Haynes & Smoker: It Might Be Spring (2013, Alvas) A-
  18. : Floodstage (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  19. Marquis Hill: The Poet (2013, Skiptone Music) B+(**)
  20. Brad Hoyt: Far Away From Everyday (2013, Harp Guitar Music) B
  21. Anna Kaluza/Artur Majewski/Rafal Mazur/Kuba Suchar: Tone Hunting (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) A-
  22. Wouter Kellerman: Mzansi (2013, self-released) B
  23. Peter Kerlin Octet: Salamander (2013, Innova) B+(***)
  24. Mark Lettieri: Future Fun (2013, Markus Justinius Music) B+(*)
  25. Mike Longo and the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble: Live From New York (2013, CAP) B+(**)
  26. Lurk Lab: Live at Shelter Sounds (2012 [2013], JazzHausMusik) B+(***)
  27. Earl McIntyre: Brass Carnival & Tribute (2010 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  28. New York Art Quartet: Call It Art (1964-65 [2013], Triple Point, 5LP) A-
  29. Pascal Niggenkemper Vision7: Lucky Prime (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  30. William Parker Orchestra: Essence of Ellington: Live in Milano (2012, AUM Fidelity, 2CD) A-
  31. William Parker: Wood Flute Songs: Anthology/Live 2006-2012 (2006-12 [2013], AUM Fidelity, 8CD) A-
  32. Mary Ann Redmond/Paul Langosch/Jay Cooley: Compared to What (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  33. Sonya Robinson: Whistle (2013, FLV) B+(*)
  34. Ted Rosenthal Trio: Wonderland (2013, Playscape) B+(*)
  35. The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Big Band: Game Changer (2013, Capri) B-
  36. Angelica Sanchez/Wadada Leo Smith: Twine Forest (2013, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  37. Elliott Sharp Aggregat: Quintet (2013, Clean Feed) B+(**)
  38. Sarah Silverman: Sarah (2013, self-released) B
  39. Suzanna Smith: Halfway Between Heaven and Love (2012 [2013], Ink Pen) B+(*)
  40. The Paul Smoker Notet: Landings (2012 [2013], Alvas) A-
  41. Soar Trio: Emergency Management Heist (2013, Edgetone) B+(***)
  42. Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic (2013, Trytone) B+(*)
  43. Lizzie Thomas: Easy to Love (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  44. Two Al's: And the Cowgirls Kept On Dancing (2013, Brokken) A-
  45. Corrie Van Binsbergen: Self Portrait in Pale Blue (2013, Brokken) B+(**)
  46. : (2013, 5Pasion) B+(***)
  47. Cory Wright Outfit: Apples + Oranges (2012 [2013], Singlespeed Music) B+(**)
  48. Xiu Xiu: Nina (2013, Graveface) B+(*)
  49. Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: Ciudad de Los Reyes (2012 [2013], Saponegro) B+(***)
  50. Ralph Alessi & Fred Hersch: Only Many (2011-12 [2013], CAM Jazz) B
  51. Bobby Avey: Be Not So Long to Speak (2011 [2013], Minsi Ridge) B+(**)
  52. Samuel Blaser Consort in Motion: A Mirror to Machaut (2013, Songlines) B+(**)
  53. Anthony Braxton: Echo Echo Mirror House (2011 [2013], Victo) B+(*)
  54. : I Am Here Where Are You (2013, Trost) B+(*)
  55. Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet & 7-tette: Navigation (The Complete Firehouse 12 Recordings) (2012 [2013], Firehouse 12, 4CD) B+(***)
  56. Terri Lyne Carrington: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue (2013, Concord) B+(*)
  57. Club D'Elf: Fire in the Brain (Live at Berklee) (2012 [2013], BIRN Cooperative) B+(**)
  58. Tomasz Dabrowski/Tyshawn Sorey Duo: Steps (2013, ForTune) B+(**)
  59. Decoy With Joe McPhee: Spontaneous Combustion (2011 [2013], Otoroku) B+(**)
  60. Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band: A Little Sugar () B+(*)
  61. Dr. Kay & His Interstellar Tone Scientists: The Search for True Happiness (2013, Bangles) B-
  62. Gilad Edelman: My Groove, Your Move (2011 [2013], Sharp Nine) B+(**)
  63. Marty Ehrlich Large Ensemble: A Trumpet in the Morning (2012 [2013], New World) A-
  64. Lorraine Feather: Attachments (2012-13 [2013], Jazzed Media) B+(*)
  65. Fire! Orchestra: Exit (2012 [2013], Rune Grammofon) B
  66. Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio 2 (2013, Blue Note) B
  67. Mats Gustafsson/Thurston Moore: (2012 [2013], Otoroku) B+(*)
  68. Scott Hamilton: Swedish Ballads . . . & More (2013, Charleston Square) B+(**)
  69. Bruno Heinen Sextet: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Tierkreis (2013, Babel) B+(***)
  70. Gilad Hekselman: This Just In (2011-12 [2013], Jazz Village) B+(**)
  71. : Aves (2011 [2013], Songlines) B+(*)
  72. Hunger Pangs: Meet Meat (2013, For Tune) A-
  73. Abdullah Ibrahim: Mukashi (2013, Intuition) B+(**)
  74. : Walking and Stumbling Through Your Sleep (2011 [2013], Intakt) B+(*)
  75. Oliver Lake Big Band: Wheels (2013, Passin' Thru) B+(**)
  76. Yusef Lateef/Roscoe Mitchell/Adam Rudolph/Douglas Ewart: Voice Prints (2008 [2013], Meta) B+(***)
  77. Okkyung Lee: Ghil (2012 [2013], Ideologic Organ) B+(*)
  78. Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord: Liverevil (2013, Hot Cup, 2CD) A-
  79. : I Wanna Be Evil: With Love to Eartha Kitt () B+(*)
  80. Pedrito Martinez: The Pedrito Martinez Group () B
  81. Roscoe Mitchell/Tony Marsh/John Edwards: Improvisations (2012 [2013], Otoroku) B+(***)
  82. Marius Neset: Birds (2012 [2013], Edition) B
  83. Paris Washboard: Swinging Castle: Paris Washboard in Concert (2012 [2013], K&K Verlagsanstalt) B+(**)
  84. Mario Pavone Orange Double Tenor: Arc Suite T/Pi T/Po (2010, Playscape) B+(***)
  85. Mario Pavone: Arc Trio (2013, Playscape) A-
  86. Pixel: Reminder (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B-
  87. Pixel: We Are All Small Pixels (2013, Cuneiform) B
  88. Odean Pope: Odean's Three (2011 [2013], In + Out) A-
  89. Power of the Horns: Alaman (2013, ForTune) B+(***)
  90. Quest: Circular Dreaming (2011 [2013], Enja) B+(**)
  91. Reut Regev's R*Time: Exploring the Vibe (2013, Enja) B+(**)
  92. Adam Rudolph/Go: Organic Orchestra: Sonic Mandala (2012 [2013], Meta) B+(***)
  93. Clotilde Rullaud: In Extremis (2011, Nota Bene) B+(*)
  94. Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO: Occupy the World (2012 [2013], TUM, 2CD) B+(*)
  95. Aki Takase: My Ellington (2012 [2013], Intakt) B+(*)
  96. Aki Takase: Plays Fats Waller in Berlin (2004 [2013], Jazzwerkstatt) B+(***)
  97. Tarbaby: Ballad of Sam Langford (2013, Hipnotic) B+(***)
  98. Emilio Teubal: (2013, Bju'ecords) B+(*)
  99. David Weiss: Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter () B+(**)
  100. Nate Wooley/C. Spencer Yeh/Audrey Chen/Todd Carter: NCAT (2008 [2013], Monotype) B-
  101. Zevious: Passing Through the Wall (2013, Cuneiform) B

November

  1. Tarun Balani Collective: Sacred World (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  2. The George Bouchard Group: Listen to Your Dreams (2013, self-released) B
  3. Dewa Budjana: Joged Kanyangan (2013, Moonjune) B-
  4. Kevin Coelho: Turn It Up (2013, Chicken Coup/Summit) B
  5. George Colligan: The Endless Mysteries (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**)
  6. Laurent Coq: Dialogue (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*)
  7. Eric DiVito: The Second Time Around (2013, Pioneer Jazz Collection) B+(*)
  8. Fabric Trio: Murmurs (2010 [2013], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  9. Phill Fest: Projeto B.F.C. (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  10. Foreign Motion: In Flight (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  11. Brian Gephart: Standing on Two Feet (2012 [2013], Origin) B
  12. Aaron Germain: Chance (2013, Origin) B-
  13. Ghost Train Orchestra: Book of Rhapsodies (2012-13 [2013], Accurate) B+(**)
  14. Ricardo Grilli: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (2012 [2013], Dark House) B+(**)
  15. Jon Hamar: Idyl Wild (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**)
  16. Clarence Johnson III: Watch Him Work (2013, Like Father Like Son Music) B
  17. Kidd Jordan/Hamid Drake: A Night in November: Live in New Orleans (2011 [2013], Valid) B+(***)
  18. : New Day (2013, Jazz Village) B+(***)
  19. Dana Lyn: Aqualude (2012 [2013], Ropeadope) C+
  20. Ray Marchica: A Different View (2013, Sons of Sound) B+(*)
  21. Sue Maskaleris: Bring Nothing but Your Heart (2013, Jazilian) B
  22. Mumpbeak: Mumpbeak (2013, Rare Noise) B+(*)
  23. Outer Bridge Ensemble: Determined (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  24. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Vol. VIII: Live at the Winery September 6, 1976 (1976 [2013], Widow's Taste) A-
  25. Quartet San Francisco: Pacific Premieres: New Works by California Composers (2013, Violin Jazz) B+(*)
  26. Roswell Rudd: Trombone for Lovers (2013, Sunnyside) A
  27. John Stowell & Dave Liebman: Blue Rose (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**)
  28. Colin Stranahan/Glenn Zaleski/Rick Rosato: Limitless (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(*)
  29. John Tchicai/Charlie Kohlhase/Garrison Fewell/Cecil McBee/Billy Hart: Tribal Ghost (2007 [2013], NoBusiness) A-
  30. Fay Victor Ensemble: Absinthe & Vermouth (2013, Greene Avenue Music) B+(***)
  31. Tim Warfield: Inspire Me! (2013, HHM) B+(***)
  32. Doug Webb: Another Scene (2013, Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  33. Randy Weston/Billy Harper: The Roots of the Blues (2013, Sunnyside) B+(***)
  34. Craig Yaremko Organ Trio: CYO3 (2013, Origin) B+(**)

October

  1. Dave Askren/Jeff Benedict: It's All About the Groove (2013, DaWay Music) B+(**)
  2. The Jamie Baum Septet +: In This Life (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B
  3. Jim Beard: Show of Hands (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*)
  4. Dave Bennett: Don't Be That Way (2013, Mack Avenue) A-
  5. Randy Brecker: The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2011 [2013], Piloo, CD+DVD) B
  6. Wilford Brimley/Jeff Hamilton Trio: Wilford Brimley With the Jeff Hamilton Trio (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(*)
  7. Jeri Brown: Echoes (2013, Jongleur Productions, CD+DVD) B+(*)
  8. David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana: Walk to the Sea (2013, Tzadik) B+(**)
  9. Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio: Le Stagioni del Commissario Ricciardi (2013, Tzadik) B+(**)
  10. Chaise Lounge: Dot Dot Dot (2013, Modern Songbook) B+(**)
  11. Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts: Hang Time (2013, Capri) B
  12. George Cotsirilos Trio: Variations (2013, OA2) B+(**)
  13. Elton Dean/Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Tony Bianco: Remembrance (2004 [2013], NoBusiness, 2CD) B+(***)
  14. Shauli Einav: Generations (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  15. Harris Eisenstadt: Golden State (2012 [2013], Songlines) B+(**)
  16. The Elec Tet: Shiny Metal Objects (2013, Blujazz) B
  17. Amir ElSaffar: Alchemy (2013, Pi) B+(***)
  18. John Escreet: Sabotage and Celebration (2012 [2013], Whirlwind) B+(*)
  19. : Phantom Fish (2013, Pimenta) B+(***)
  20. Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio: Dream a Little Dream (2012 [2013], Whaling City Sound) B+(***)
  21. Enrico Granafei: Alone and Together (2012 [2013], CAP) B+(***)
  22. Brian Haas/Matt Chamberlain: Frames (2013, Royal Potato) B+(*)
  23. Tom Harrell: Colors of a Dream (2013, High Note) B+(***)
  24. Diane Hubka: West Coast Strings (2012 [2013], SSJ) B+(***)
  25. Scott Jeppesen: El Guapo (2013, Creative Bottle Music) B+(***)
  26. Mike Jones Trio: Plays Well With Others (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(**)
  27. Adam Lane Trio: Absolute Horizon (2010 [2013], NoBusiness) A-
  28. Mary LaRose: Reincarnation (2011 [2013], Little(i) Music) B+(*)
  29. Jeff Lederer: Jeff Lederer's Swing n' Dix (2012 [2013], Little(i) Music) B+(***)
  30. Todd Londagin: Look Out for Love (2013, self-released) B-
  31. Luis Lopes/Humanization 4tet: Live in Madison (2011 [2013], Ayler) A-
  32. Bill Mays Inventions Trio: Life's a Movie (2012 [2013], Chiaroscuro) B
  33. Mike McGinnis + 9: Road Trip (2012 [2013], RKM) B+(**)
  34. Mike McGinnis: (2012 [2013], 482 Music) B+(**)
  35. Myra Melford: Life Carries Me This Way (2013, Firehouse 12) B+(***)
  36. Justin Morell Dectet: Subjects and Compliments (2012 [2013], Sonic Frenzy) B+(***)
  37. Carol Morgan: Retroactive (2012 [2013], Blue Bamboo Music) B+(**)
  38. Chris Parker: The Chris Parker Trio (2013, GPR) B+(**)
  39. Houston Person: Nice 'n' Easy (2013, High Note) B+(**)
  40. Frank Potenza: For Joe (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(**)
  41. Project Them: Project Them (2013, Miles High) B+(*)
  42. RED Trio: Rebento (2012 [2013], NoBusiness) B+(*)
  43. Ed Reed: I'm a Shy Guy (2013, Blue Shorts) B+(**)
  44. Resonance: Introductions (2013, Mandala) C
  45. Howard Riley: Live With Repertoire (2011 [2013], NoBusiness) B+(*)
  46. Rent Romus' Life's Blood: Truth Teller (2013, Edgetone) A-
  47. Adam Rongo: Tell Your Story (2013, D Clef) B+(*)
  48. Idan Santhaus: There You Are (2008-11 [2013], Posi-Tone) A-
  49. Nicky Schrire: Space and Time (2013, self-released) B
  50. David Sills: Blue's the New Green (2013, Gut String) B+(*)
  51. : RSVC (2013, Adventure Music) B+(*)
  52. Gary Smulyan/Dominic Chianese: Bella Napoli (2013, Capri) B+(**)
  53. Tierney Sutton: After Blue (2012-13 [2013], BFM Jazz) B
  54. 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+(***)
  55. Gavin Templeton: In Series (2013, Nine Winds) B+(***)
  56. The Ian Torres Big Band: January (2008-13 [2013], Blujazz) B
  57. Diego Urcola: Mates (2013, Sunnyside) B+(*)
  58. Ben Wanicur: The Excluded Middle (2012 [2013], Middle Path) B+(***)
  59. Phil Woods & the Festival Orchestra: New Celebration (2013, Chiaroscuro) B-

September

  1. Adventure Music: 10 Years (2003-2012 [2012], Adventure Music, 3CD) B+(*)
  2. Howard Alden/Andy Brown Quartet: Heavy Artillery (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(***)
  3. Geri Allen: Grand River Crossings: Motown & Motor City Inspirations () B+(**)
  4. Lucian Ban: Elevation/Mystery (2010 [2013], Sunnyside) A-
  5. Cheryl Bentyne and Mark Winkler: West Coast Cool (2013, Summit) B+(**)
  6. Brandon Bernstein Trio: But Beautiful (2012 [2013], Jazz Collective) B+(**)
  7. Ted Brancato: The Next Step (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  8. Brasslands [A Motion Picture Soundtrack] (2013, Evergreene) B+(**)
  9. Brussels Jazz Orchestra/Joe Lovano: Wild Beauty (2012 [2013], Half Note) B+(***)
  10. Marnix Busstra: Sync Dreams (2013, Buzz Music) B+(**)
  11. Cacaw: Stellar Power (2012 [2013], Skirl) B+(**)
  12. Lou Caimano/Eric Olsen: Dyad: Plays Puccini (2012 [2013], self-released) B
  13. Chicago Jazz Orchestra: Burstin' Out! (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(***)
  14. Claudia Quintet: September (2013, Cuneiform) A-
  15. Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio: Thwirl (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  16. Joey DeFrancesco: One for Rudy (2013, High Note) B+(***)
  17. Tom Dempsey: Saucy (2013, Planet Arts) B+(*)
  18. Anne Drummond: Revolving (2012 [2013], Origin) B
  19. Charles Evans: Subliminal Leaps (2013, More Is More) B+(**)
  20. The Matthew Finck Jonathan Ball Project: It's Not That Far (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(**)
  21. FivePlay Jazz Quintet: Five & More (2012 [2013], Auraline) B
  22. Erik Friedlander: Claws and Wings (2013, Skipstone) B+(***)
  23. John Funkhouser: Still (2013, Jazsyzygy) B+(*)
  24. Kenny Garrett: Pushing the World Away (2013, Mack Avenue) B
  25. Tom Goehring: A Reflected Journey (2013, Mengli Music) B+(**)
  26. Marsha Heydt and the Project of Love: Diggin' the Day (2013, Blujazz) B
  27. Griffith Hiltz Trio: This Is What You Get . . . (2013, self-released) B
  28. Craig Hartley: Books on Tape Vol. 1 (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(**)
  29. Florian Hoefner Group: Falling Up (2013, OA2) B+(***)
  30. Dave Holland: Prism (2012 [2013], Dare2) B+(**)
  31. Tim Horner: The Head of the Circle (2012 [2013], Origin) B
  32. Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project (2012 [2013], Pi) B+(**)
  33. Keefe Jackson's Likely So: A Round Goal (2013, Delmark) B+(**)
  34. Ahmad Jamal: Saturday Morning (2013, Jazz Village) B+(**)
  35. Jessica Jones/Connie Crothers: Live at the Freight (2011 [2013], New Artists) B+(*)
  36. Oliver Jones: Just for My Lady (2012 [2013], Justin Time) B+(***)
  37. Tom Kennedy: Just Play! (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(**)
  38. Dave King Trucking Company: Adopted Highway (2013, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  39. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: Imagery Manifesto (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  40. Anya Malkiel: From the Heart (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  41. Pedro Martins: Dreaming High (2009-10 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*)
  42. Pete McGuinness: Voice Like a Horn (2013, Summit) B+(***)
  43. The Miami Saxophone Quartet: Four of a Kind (2012 [2013], Fortitude) B+(***)
  44. RJ Miller: Ronald's Rhythm (2013, Loyal Label) B+(***)
  45. Billy Mintz: Quartet (2013, Thirteenth Note) B+(*)
  46. Matt Mitchell: Fiction (2012 [2013], Pi) B+(***)
  47. M1, Brian Jackson & the New Midnight Band: Evolutionary Minded (2013, Motema) B+(***)
  48. Jonathan Moritz Trio: Secret Tempo (2012 [2013], Hot Cup) A-
  49. Michael Moss/Billy Stein: Intervals (2013, 4th Stream) B+(***)
  50. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Red Hot (2012 [2013], Hot Cup) A-
  51. Tsuyoshi Niwa: At the End of the Day (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  52. Bill O'Connell + The Latin Jazz All-Stars: (2013, Savant) B+(**)
  53. Meg Okura and the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble: Music of Ryuichi Sakamoto (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  54. Michael Pedicin: Why Stop Now/Ubuntu (2013, Groundblue) B+(**)
  55. Ken Peplowski: Maybe September (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(***)
  56. Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Balazs Pandi: One (2013, Rare Noise) A-
  57. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Whit Dickey/Gerald Cleaver: Enigma (2013, Leo) A-
  58. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/Mat Maneri: A Violent Dose of Anything (2013, Leo) A-
  59. The Road to Jajouka: A Benefit Album (2013, Howe) A-
  60. Bryn Roberts: Fables (2012 [2013], Nineteen-Eight) B+(**)
  61. Sachal Studios Orchestra: Jazz and All That: In Memory of Dave Brubeck (2013, Imagine Music) B-
  62. Samo Salamon Quartets: Stretching Out (2008-12 [2013], Samo, 2CD) A-
  63. Salsa de la Bahia: A Collection of SF Bay Area Salsa and Latin Jazz (2003-10 [2013], Patois, 2CD) B+(**)
  64. Matthew Shipp: Piano Sutras (2013, Thirsty Ear) B+(**)
  65. Dave Slonaker Big Band: Intrada (2012 [2013], Origin) B-
  66. Clark Sommers: Clark Sommers' Ba(SH) (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**)
  67. Ira Sullivan Presents the Jim Holman Trio: Blue Skies (2011-12 [2013], Delmark) B+(**)
  68. Manuel Valera & New Cuban Express: Expectativas (2013, Mavo) B+(*)
  69. Matt White: The Super Villain Jazz Band (2012 [2013], Artists Recording Collective) B+(**)
  70. Zansa: Djansa (2013, self-released) B+(***)
  71. James Zollar: It's All Good People (2012 [2013], JZAZ) B+(***)

August

  1. Agachiko: Yes! (2013, Accurate) B+(*)
  2. Albare: The Road Ahead (2013, Enja) B+(*)
  3. Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live! At the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2011 [2013], TP) A-
  4. Bryan Anthony/Gary Norian Trio: A Night Like This (2011, Mercator Media) B+(**)
  5. Offiong Bassey: Offiong Bassey (2013, Moonlit Media Group) B+(*)
  6. Will Bernard: Just Like Downtown (2013, Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  7. The New Gary Burton Quartet: Guided Tour (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(**)
  8. The Candy Shop Boys: Sugar Foot Stomp (2013, self-released) B+(***)
  9. Jay Clayton: Harry Who?: A Tribute to Harry Warren (2013, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  10. Avishai Cohen With Nitai Hershkovits: Duende (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  11. Patrick Cornelius: Infinite Blue (2013, Whirlwind) B+(**)
  12. Dave Damiani: Watch What Happens (2013, Hard Knocks) B+(***)
  13. The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band: Feelin' Good (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**)
  14. Mark Dresser Quintet: Nourishments (2013, Clean Feed) B+(***)
  15. Paquito D'Rivera and Trio Corrente: Song for Maura (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  16. Jonathan Elias: Path to Zero: Prayer Cycle (2011, Downtown) D+
  17. Fred Fried and Core: Core Bacharach (2013, Ballet Tree) B+(*)
  18. Satoko Fujii: Gen Himmel (2012 [2013], Libra) A-
  19. Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood: Ghosts of the Holy Ghost Spermic Brotherhood (2013, Resonant Music) B-
  20. Rebecca Harrold: The River of Life (2013, Imaginary Road Studios) B-
  21. Albert Heath/Ethan Iverson/Ben Street: Tootie's Tempo (2013, Sunnyside) B+(***)
  22. Nick Hempton: Odd Man Out (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  23. Lynn Jolicoeur and the Pulse: World Behind Your Eyes (2012 [2013], self-released) B
  24. Kaze: Tornado (2012 [2013], Libra) A-
  25. Shan Kenner: The Behavior of Vibration (2013, Guitar Lotus) B
  26. Aaron Lebos: Reality (2013, self-released) B-
  27. Ray Mantilla: The Connection (2013, Savant) B+(**)
  28. Mark Masters Ensemble: Everything You Did (2012 [2013], Capri) B
  29. Christian McBride Trio: Out Here (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(***)
  30. Joe McPhee: Sonic Elements: For Pocket Trumpet and Alto Saxophone (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  31. Roscoe Mitchell Quartet: Live at "A Space" 1975 (1975 [2013], Sackville/Delmark) B+(**)
  32. Stephanie Nakasian: Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World (2011 [2012], Capri) B+(**)
  33. Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio: Blessed (2011 [2013], Origin) A-
  34. Linda Oh: Sun Pictures (2012 [2013], Greenleaf Music) A-
  35. Planet Z: Planet Z Featuring Susan Aquila/Music by Rob Tomaro (2011, Blue Chair) B
  36. Abigail Riccards: Every Little Star (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  37. Terje Rypdal: Melodic Warrior (2003-09 [2013], ECM) B
  38. Imer Santiago: Hidden Journey (2013, Jazz Music City) B+(***)
  39. : Almost Tomorrow (2012-13 [2013], Clean Feed) B
  40. Sasha's Bloc: Melancholy (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  41. Deborah Shulman & the Ted Howe Trio: Get Your Kicks: The Music & Lyrics of Bobby Troup (2013, Summit) B
  42. Ricardo Silveira & Roberto Taufic: (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*)
  43. Alex Sipiagin: From Reality and Back (2013, 5 Pasion) B+(*)
  44. Natsuki Tamura: Dragon Nat (2012 [2013], Libra) B+(*)
  45. Tunk Trio: Summer Baby (2013, Tunk Music) B+(*)
  46. Steve Turre: The Bones of Art (2013, High Note) B+(***)
  47. Vinx: Love Never Comes Too Late (2012 [2013], Dreamsicle Arts) B+(*)
  48. Thisbe Vos: Under Your Spell (2012 [2013], Prime Productions) B+(**)
  49. : Outstairs (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(*)
  50. Nate Wooley/Peter Evans/Jim Black/Paul Lytton: Trumpets and Drums: Live in Ljubljana (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  51. Nate Wooley Sextet: (Sit In) The Throne of Friendship (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  52. Denny Zeitlin: Both/And: Solo Electro-Acoustic Adventures (2003-12 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  53. Waclaw Zimpel Quartet: Stone Fog (2012 [2013], Fortune) B+(***)

July

  1. Susanne Abbuehl: The Gift (2012 [2013], ECM) B
  2. Laura Ainsworth: Necessary Evil (2013, Eclectus) B+(*)
  3. Brian Andres and the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel: San Francisco (2013, Bacalao) B+(**)
  4. Anomonous: Anomonous (2012 [2013], Prom Night) B+(**)
  5. Lucian Ban/Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(***)
  6. Billy Bang: Da Bang! (2011 [2013], TUM) A-
  7. Beat Funktion: Moon Town (2013, DO Music) B
  8. Tim Bedner: Of Light and Shadow (2012, self-released) B+(*)
  9. Joel Behrman: Steppin Back (2012, self-released) B+(*)
  10. Robin Bessier: Other Side of Forever (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  11. Andy Bey: The World According to Andy Bey (2013, High Note) B
  12. : La Notte (2010 [2013], ECM) B+(***)
  13. Anna Borges & Bill Ward: Receita de Samba (2012, Brasil) B
  14. Ron Boustead: Mosaic (2013, self-released) C+
  15. Randy Brecker: Night in Calisia (2011 [2013], Summit) A-
  16. Kenny Burrell: Special Requests (And Other Favorites) (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(*)
  17. Michel Camilo: What's Up? (2013, Okeh) B+(**)
  18. Raquel Cepeda: I'm Confessin' (2012 [2013], Peonia Music) B+(*)
  19. Ryan Cohan: The River () B+(**)
  20. Larry Corban: The Circle Starts Here (2012 [2013], Nabroc) B+(**)
  21. Dan DeChellis Trio: Strength and Anger (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  22. Eldar Djangirov: Bach Brahms Prokofiev (2012 [2013], Motema) B-
  23. Eldar Djangirov: Breakthrough (2012 [2013], Motema) B+(**)
  24. Paulette Dozier: In Walked You (2012, PF&E) B+(*)
  25. Drye & Drye: Open Letter (2011 [2013], NCM East, 2CD) B+(**)
  26. Gene Ess: Fractal Attraction (2012 [2013], SIMP) B+(**)
  27. Anna Estrada: Volando (2012, Feral Flight) B+(*)
  28. Alan Ferber: March Sublime (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*)
  29. Bill Frisell: Big Sur (2012 [2013], Okeh) B+(**)
  30. Steve Gadd Band: Gadditude (2013, BFM Jazz) B+(*)
  31. Vana Gierig: Making Memories (2013, Enja) B+(*)
  32. Guillermo Gregorio/Steve Swell/Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Window and Doorway (2011 [2013], Driff) B+(*)
  33. Drew Gress: The Sky Inside (2011 [2013], Pirouet) B+(**)
  34. Giovanni Guidi Trio: City of Broken Dreams (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(**)
  35. Iro Haarla Sextet: Kolibri (2010 [2013], TUM) B+(**)
  36. Michael Hackett Quintet: New Point of View (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*)
  37. Nancy Harms: Dreams in Apartments (2012 [2013], Gazelle) B+(*)
  38. Joel Harrison 19: Infinite Possibility (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B
  39. Art Hodes: I Remember Bessie (1976 [2013], Delmark) B+(***)
  40. : In Full View (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(**)
  41. Ethan Iverson/Lee Konitz/Larry Grenadier/Jorge Rossy: Costumes Are Mandatory (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(***)
  42. Bob James & David Sanborn: Quartette Humaine (2013, Okeh) B+(**)
  43. : Another View (2010-12 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  44. Eugenie Jones: Black Lace Blue Tears (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  45. Gregg Kallor: A Single Noon (2012 [2013], Single Noon) B+(**)
  46. Pandelis Karayorgis Trio: Cocoon (2012 [2013], Driff) B+(***)
  47. Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet: Circuitous (2012 [2013], Driff) B+(**)
  48. Kikoski Carpenter Novak Sheppard: From the Hip (2006 [2013], BFM Jazz) B+(***)
  49. Annie Kozuch: Mostly Jobim (2013, self-released) B+(**)
  50. Deborah Latz: Fig Tree (2011-12 [2013], June Moon Productions) B+(*)
  51. Anne LeBaron: 1, 2, 4, 3 (2002-08 [2010], Innova, 2CD) B
  52. Dave Liebman/Michael Stephans: Lineage (2010 [2013], Whaling City Sound) B+(*)
  53. Steve Lindeman: The Day After Yesterday (2012 [2013], Jazz Hang) C+
  54. Rob Mazurek/Exploding Star Electro Acoustic Ensemble: The Space Between (2013, Delmark, CD+DVD) B+(*)
  55. Michigan State University Professors of Jazz: Better Than Alright (2012 [2013], self-released, 2CD) B+(***)
  56. Ben Monder: Hydra (2013, Sunnyside) B-
  57. Chris Morrissey: North Hero (2013, Sunnyside) A-
  58. David Murray Infinity Quartet: Be My Monster Love () B+(***)
  59. : 12 Preludes & Fugues (2009 [2010], Tapestry) B
  60. Matt Parker: Worlds Put Together (2012 [2013], Bynk) A-
  61. Gary Peacock/Marilyn Crispell: Azure (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(**)
  62. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That's It! (2012 [2013], Legacy) B+(**)
  63. Carline Ray: Vocal Sides (2008-11 [2013], Carlcat) B+(**)
  64. RJ & the Assignment: The Stroke of Midnight (2013, self-released) B
  65. Daniel Rosenboom: Daniel Rosenboom's Book of Omens (2012 [2013], Nine Winds) B+(***)
  66. Laila Salins/Anne Sexton: Elevator Into the Sky (2012 [2013], Alectrona) B+(**)
  67. Reg Schwager: Duets (2002 [2011], Jazz From Rant) B+(***)
  68. Reg Schwager/David Restivo: Arctic Passage (2012 [2013], Jazz From Rant) B+(**)
  69. Reg Schwager Trio: Chromology (2010, Jazz From Rant) B+(**)
  70. Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: In the Spirit of Duke (2012 [2013], Spartacus) B+(***)
  71. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search (2010, Origin) B+(**)
  72. Kristin Slipp + Dov Manski: A Thousand Julys (2013, Sunnyside) B+(**)
  73. Chip Stephens Trio: Relevancy (2010 [2013], Capri) B+(**)
  74. The Summarily Dismissed: To Each! (2012 [2013], Laureniac Song) B+(*)
  75. The Swallow Quintet: Into the Woodwork (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(**)
  76. Sweet Talk: Glitterbomb (2011-12 [2013], Prom Night) B+(*)
  77. The Michael Treni Big Band: Pop-Culture Blues (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  78. Rick VanMatre: Lines Above (2013, Summit) B+(*)
  79. Brahja Waldman's Quartet: Cosmic Brahjas/Closer to the Tones (2011-13 [2013], self-released, 2CD) B+(**)
  80. Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet: Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin (2013, Patois) B+(*)
  81. Mort Weiss: A Giant Step Out and Back (2013, SMS Jazz) A-
  82. The Whammies: Play the Music of Steve Lacy Vol. 2 (2013, Driff) A-
  83. Mark Winkler: The Laura Nyro Project (2012 [2013], Cafe Pacific) B+(*)
  84. Mike Wofford: It's Personal (2012 [2013], Capri) B+(*)
  85. Yellowjackets: A Rise in the Road (2013, Mack Avenue) B

June

  1. Sophie Agnel/John Edwards/Steve Noble: Meteo (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  2. David Ake: Bridges (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  3. Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence: In the Rain Shadow (2011 [2013], OA2) B+(**)
  4. The Stephen Anderson Trio: Believe (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(**)
  5. Lotte Anker/Rodrigo Pinheiro/Hernani Faustino: Birthmark (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  6. The Aperturistic Trio: Truth and Actuality (2013, Inner Circle Music) B+(***)
  7. David Arnay: 8 (2013, Studio N) B+(*)
  8. Lynn Baker Quartet: LectroCoustic (2012 [2013], OA2) B+(*)
  9. Diego Barber/Hugo Cipres: 411 (2013, Origin) B+(***)
  10. Kenny Barron: Kenny Barron & the Brazilian Knights (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  11. Tony Bennett/Dave Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962 (1962 [2013], Columbia/Legacy) B+(**)
  12. Kenny Blake featuring Maria Shaheen: Go Where the Road Leads (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*)
  13. Joe Burgstaller: License to Thrill (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*)
  14. Joey Calderazzo Trio: Live (2013, Sunnyside) B+(*)
  15. Marc Cary: For the Love of Abbey () B+(*)
  16. Etienne Charles: Creole Soul (2013, Culture Shock Music) B
  17. Liz Childs Quartet: Take Flight (2009 [2011], self-released) B+(*)
  18. Corey Christiansen: Lone Prairie (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  19. The Convergence Quartet: Slow and Steady (2011 [2013], No Business) B+(***)
  20. Correction With Mats Gustafsson: Shift (2012 [2013], No Business) A-
  21. David's Angels: What It Seems (2012 [2013], Kopasetic) B+(***)
  22. Roger Davidson: Journey to Rio (2011 [2013], Soundbrush, 2CD) B+(***)
  23. Jon Davis: One Up Front (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(**)
  24. Michael Dease: Coming Home (2012 [2013], D Clef) B+(*)
  25. Django Festival Allstars: Live at Birdland 2012 (2012 [2013], Three's a Crowd) B+(**)
  26. Harris Eisenstadt September Trio: The Destructive Element (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) A-
  27. Ellery Eskelin/Susan Alcorn/Michael Formanek: Mirage (2011 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  28. Olivia Foschi: Perennial Dreamer (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(***)
  29. Gansch & Breinschmid: Live (2012 [2013], Preiser) B+(**)
  30. Amos Garrett Jazz Trio: Jazzblues (2010-11 [2013], Stony Plain) B+(*)
  31. Trilok Gurtu: Spellbound (2012 [2013], Moosicus/Sunnyside) B+(**)
  32. The Harris Group: Errands (2013, self-released) B-
  33. Molly Holm: Permission (2012 [2013], Rinny Zin) B+(*)
  34. Yoron Israel & High Standards: Visions: The Music of Stevie Wonder (2013, Ronja Music) B+(**)
  35. Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Somewhere (2009 [2013], ECM) A-
  36. Art Johnson/Marc Devine: Blue Sud (2012 [2013], Warrant Music/ITI) B-
  37. Patricia Julien Project: Still Light at Night (2012, self-released) B
  38. Roger Kellaway & Eddie Daniels: Duke at the Roadhouse: Live in Santa Fe (2012 [2013], IPO) B+(**)
  39. Mark Kleinhaut/Neil Lamb: Jones Street (2011 [2013], Invisible Music) B+(**)
  40. Lama + Chris Speed: (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  41. Brian Landrus Kaleidoscope: Mirage (2012 [2013], Blueland) B+(**)
  42. Billy Lester: Storytime (2010-11 [2013], JKA) B+(**)
  43. Liberation Prophecy: Invisible House (2013, self-released) B
  44. Made to Break: Provoke (2011 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  45. Diane Marino: Loads of Love (2013, M&M) B+(**)
  46. Nicolas Masson/Roberto Pianca/Emanuele Maniscalco: Third Reel (2012 [2013], ECM) B
  47. Melodic Art-Tet: Melodic Art-Tet (1974 [2013], No Business) A-
  48. Monday Michiru: Soulception (2012, Adventure Music) B
  49. Bernie Mora & Tangent: Dandelion (2013, Rhombus) B-
  50. Bob Mover: My Heart Tells Me (2010-11 [2013], Motema, 2CD) B+(***)
  51. Jovino Santos Neto: Adventure Music Piano Masters Series Vol. 4 (2007 [2013], Adventure Music) B
  52. Noertker's Moxie: Little Bluedevil (Blue Rider Suite, Vol. 2) (2011-12 [2012], Edgetone) B
  53. John O'Gallagher: The Anton Webern Project (2012 [2013], Whirlwind) A-
  54. Evan Parker/Barry Guy/Paul Lytton: Live at Maya Recordings Festival (2011 [2013], No Business) B+(***)
  55. PJ Rasmussen: Adventures in Flight (2013, Third Freedom Music) B+(*)
  56. Eric Revis: City of Asylum (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  57. The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: Artistry: A Tribute to Stan Kenton (2012 [2013], MAMA) B
  58. Frank Rosaly: Cicada Music (2008-11 [2013], Delmark) B+(**)
  59. Rose & the Nightingale: Spirit of the Garden (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*)
  60. The Rosenthals: Fly Away (2013, American Melody) B+(*)
  61. Nick Sanders Trio: Nameless Neighbors (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*)
  62. Chris Schlarb: Psychic Temple II (2011-12 [2013], Asthmatic Kitty) B
  63. Julian Shore: Filaments (2012, Tone Rogue) B
  64. Zoot Sims: Compatability (1955 [2013], Delmark) B+(*)
  65. Mary Stallings: But Beautiful (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(**)
  66. June Tabor/Iain Ballamy/Huw Warren: Quercus (2006 [2013], ECM) B+(***)
  67. Benjamin Taubkin + Adriano Adewale: The Vortex Sessions (2010 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*)
  68. Bruce Torff: Look Again (2012 [2013], Summit) B+(*)
  69. Trespass Trio + Joe McPhee: Human Encore (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  70. Els Vandeweyer/Fred Van Hove/Paul Lovens/Martin Blume: Quat: Live at Hasselt (2011 [2013], No Business) B+(***)
  71. Eric Vaughn: Minor Relocation (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(**)
  72. The Verge: Introducing . . . the Verge (2012, Danger Productions) B+(*)
  73. Marlene VerPlanck: Ballads . . . Mostly (2012 [2013], Audiophile) B+(**)
  74. Joan Watson-Jones/Frank Wilkins: Quiet Conversations: A Duet (2012, Eye of Samantha) B+(*)
  75. Frank Wess: Magic 101 (2011 [2013], IPO) B+(**)
  76. Jeff Williams: The Listener (2012 [2013], Whirlwind) B+(**)
  77. Jon Wirtz: Tourist (2013, self-released) B
  78. Zs: Grain (2013, Northern Spy) B+(***)

May

  1. Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + Jeb Bishop: The Flame Alphabet (2011 [2013], Not Two) A-
  2. Clipper Anderson: Ballad of the Sad Young Men (2008-10 [2013], Origin) B
  3. Lary Barilleau & the Latin Jazz Collective: Carmen's Mambo (2009-10 [2013], OA2) B
  4. Michael Bates/Samuel Blaser Quintet: One From None (2011 [2013], Fresh Sound New Talent) B+(***)
  5. Perry Beekman: So in Love: Perry Beekman Sings and Plays Cole Porter (2013, self-released) B+(*)
  6. Jerry Bergonzi: By Any Other Name (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(**)
  7. Marc Bernstein & Good People: Hymn for Life (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(***)
  8. Black Host: Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (2013, Northern Spy) B+(***)
  9. Blue Cranes: Swim (2013, Cuneiform) B
  10. Geof Bradfield: Melba! (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(***)
  11. Cactus Truck with Jeb Bishop and Roy Campbell: Live in USA (2012 [2013], Tractata) B-
  12. Uri Caine/Han Bennink: Sonic Boom (2010 [2013], 816 Music) B+(***)
  13. Will Calhoun: Life in This World () B
  14. : Overground to the Vortex (2011 [2013], Not Two) A-
  15. Freddy Cole: This and That (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(***)
  16. The Jay D'Amico Quintet: Tango Caliente (2012 [2013], Consolidated Artists Productions) C+
  17. : Gismonti Pascoal: The Music of Egberto and Hermeto (2009-10 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(**)
  18. Marko Djordjevic & Sveti: Something Beautiful 1709-2110 (2013, Goalkeeper) B+(**)
  19. Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense: Moment & the Message (2012 [2013], Pi) A-
  20. Tommy Flanagan/Jaki Byard: The Magic of 2: Live at Keystone Korner (1982 [2013], Resonance) B+(*)
  21. Nick Fraser: Towns and Villages (2012 [2013], Barnyard) A-
  22. Satoko Fujii Ma-Do: Time Stands Still (2011 [2013], Not Two) B+(**)
  23. Satoko Fujii New Trio: Spring Storm (2013, Libra) B+(***)
  24. Laszlo Gardony: Clarity (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  25. Noah Haidu: Momentum (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(*)
  26. The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band: The Long Walk (2011 [2013], Big Door Prize) B+(*)
  27. Hush Point: Hush Point (2013, Sunnyside) B+(***)
  28. I Compani: Extended (2013, Icdisc) B+(*)
  29. Richard Lanham: Thou Swell (1998 [2013], RL Productions) B+(*)
  30. The Alex Levin Trio: Refraction (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  31. Ivan Lins: Cornucopia (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  32. Steven Lugerner: For We Have Heard (2013, NoBusiness/Primary) B+(***)
  33. : Tonada (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*)
  34. Martin Lozano Lewis Wiens Duncan: At Canterbury (2012 [2013], Barnyard) B+(*)
  35. Christian McBride & Inside Straight: People Music (2013, Mack Avenue) B+(**)
  36. Ruth Wilhelmine Meyer/Helge Lien: Memnon (2012 [2013], Ozella) B
  37. Charnett Moffett: The Art of Improvisation () B+(***)
  38. Charnett Moffett: The Bridge: Solo Bass Works () B+(**)
  39. Miki Purnell: Swingin' to the Sea (2013, Sweet and Lovely Music) B+(*)
  40. The Rempis Percussion Quartet: Phalanx (2012 [2013], Aerophonic, 2CD) A-
  41. Sherri Roberts: Lovely Days (2011-12 [2013], Blue House/Pacific Coast Jazz) B
  42. Wallace Roney: Understanding (2013, High Note) B+(**)
  43. Jackie Ryan: Listen Here (2012 [2013], Open Art) B+(*)
  44. : WomanChild (2012 [2013], Mack Avenue) B+(*)
  45. Alex Snydman: Fortunate Action (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(**)
  46. Craig Taborn Trio: Chants (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(***)
  47. Al Thompson Jr.: City Mainstream (2012 [2013], Alcalgar) B
  48. Rich Thompson: Less Is More (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  49. Jacob Varmus: Terminal Stillness (2012 [2013], Crows Kin) B+(*)
  50. Anna Webber: Percussive Mechanics (2012 [2013], Pirouet) B+(*)
  51. Wheelhouse: Boss of the Plains (2010 [2013], Aerophonic) B+(***)
  52. : Here We Go Again (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  53. Carlos Alves "Zingaro"/Jean Luc Cappozzo/Jerome Bourdellon/Nicolas Lelievre: Live at Total Meeting (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) A-

April

  1. Antonio Adolfo: Finas Misturas (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*)
  2. : Elemental (2012 [2013], RKO) B+(***)
  3. JD Allen: Grace (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(**)
  4. Akua Allrich: Live!: Uniquely Standard (2012, self-released) B-
  5. Duo Baars-Henneman: Autumn Songs (2012 [2013], Wig) B+(***)
  6. Berserk!: Berserk! (2013, Rare Noise) B+(*)
  7. Michiel Braam: EBraam 3 (2012 [2013], BBB) B+(*)
  8. Cristina Braga: Samba, Jazz and Love (2012 [2013], Enja) B+(**)
  9. Anthony Branker & Word Play: Uppity (2012 [2013], Origin) A-
  10. : Spirals and Lines (2012, Penchant Four) B+(***)
  11. Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence (2012 [2013], Motema) B+(*)
  12. Caswell Sisters: Alive in the Singing Air (2012 [2013], Turtle Ridge) B-
  13. Roger Chong: Live at the Trane (2012 [2013], self-released, CD+DVD) B+(**)
  14. Dave Douglas Quintet: Time Travel (2012 [2013], Greenleaf Music) A-
  15. Boyd Lee Dunlop: The Lake Reflections (2012 [2013], Mr. B Sharp) B+(**)
  16. The Engines w/John Tchicai: Other Violets (2011-12 [2013], Not Two) B+(***)
  17. Ellery Eskelin: Trio New York II (2013, Prime Source) A-
  18. Lisa Forkish: Bridges (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  19. Ken Fowser/Behn Gillece: Top Shelf (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B
  20. Giacomo Gates: Miles Tones: Sings the Music of Miles Davis (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(**)
  21. Rich Halley 4: Crossing the Passes (2012 [2013], Pine Eagle) A-
  22. Ross Hammond Quartet: Cathedrals (2013, Prescott) A-
  23. Curtis Hasselbring: Number Stations (2012 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***)
  24. Reinmar Henschke: On Air (2009 [2013], Ozella) B+(***)
  25. The Kandinsky Effect: Synesthesia (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***)
  26. Lisa Kirchner: Umbrellas in Mint (2012 [2013], Verdant World) B+(**)
  27. The Dave Lalama Big Band: The Hofstra Project (2012 [2013], Lalama Music) B
  28. Daniel Lantz Trio: Plays Bond (2012 [2013], Do Music) B+(*)
  29. Joe Locke: Lay Down My Heart: Blues & Ballads Vol 1 () B+(**)
  30. : Searching Your South/Buscando tu Sur (2012 [2013], Ozella) B+(**)
  31. Rob Mazurek Octet: The Skull Sessions (2011 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(***)
  32. Barbara Morrison: A Sunday Kind of Love (2010-12 [2013], Savant) A
  33. New York Voices: Live: With the WDR Big Band Cologne (2008 [2013], Palmetto) B-
  34. Chuck Owen & the Jazz Surge: River Runs (2011 [2013], Summit) B+(*)
  35. Steve Owen: Stand Up Eight (2011 [2013], OA2) B
  36. Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp: The Art of the Duet, Volume One (2012 [2013], Leo) A-
  37. Ivo Perelman: The Edge (2012 [2013], Leo) B+(**)
  38. Ivo Perelman: Serendipity (2011 [2013], Leo) A-
  39. Bill Peterson Trio: Ruby Diamond (2011 [2013], Summit) B+(**)
  40. Monica Ramey: And the Beegie Adair Trio (2012 [2013], Adair Music Group) B+(***)
  41. Shamie Royston: Portraits (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  42. Reg Schwager/Michel Lambert: Trio Improvisations (2001-02 [2013], Jazz From Rant) B+(***)
  43. Markus Schwartz/Monvelyno Alexis: Vo-Duo Nou La (2011 [2013], Lakou Brooklyn) B
  44. Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours (2012 [2013], Singing Empress) B+(*)
  45. Edward Simon Trio: Live in New York at Jazz Standard (2010 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  46. Jim Snidero: Stream of Consciousness (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(***)
  47. Dayna Stephens: That Nepenthetic Place (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  48. Jacqui Sutton: Notes From the Frontier: A Musical Journey (2012, Toy Blue Typewriter) B-
  49. Melvin Taylor: Taylor Made (2012 [2013], Eleven East) B+(*)
  50. Jacky Terrasson: Gouache (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  51. Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet: Hustlin' for a Gig (2012, Housekat) B-
  52. John Vanore & Abstract Truth: Culture (2012 [2013], Acoustical Concepts) B+(***)
  53. The Verve Jazz Ensemble: It's About Time (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  54. Michael Webster: Momentus (2011 [2012], OA2) B+(*)
  55. Bob Wolfman: Transition (2012, self-released) C

March

  1. Mario Adnet: Amazonia: On the Forest Trail (2012 [2013], Adventure Music) B+(*)
  2. Neil Alexander: Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1 (2011 [2013], P-Dog) B-
  3. Christopher Alpiar Quartet: The Jazz Expression (1995 [2012], Behip) B+(**)
  4. Amikaeyla & Trelawny Rose: To Eva, With Love: A Celebration of Eva Cassidy Live! (2011, Patois) B+(*)
  5. Amikaeyla: Being in Love (2012, Roots Jazz) B
  6. : Sonograms (1974-97 [2013], Labor) B+(***)
  7. Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen: Lower East Side (2009 [2013], Posi-Tone) A-
  8. Carlos Barbosa-Lima & the Havana String Quartet: Leo Brouwer: Beatlerianas (2012 [2013], Zoho) C+
  9. Michael Blanco: No Time Like the Present (2012 [2013], Cognitive Dissonance) B+(*)
  10. Samuel Blaser Quartet: As the Sea (2011 [2013], Hatology) B+(***)
  11. Stan Bock & the New Tradition: Feelin' It (2012 [2013], OA2) B+(*)
  12. Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air (2012, Impetus) B+(*)
  13. Robb Cappelletto Group: !!! (2012 [2013], self-released) B+(**)
  14. Ian Carey Quintet + 1: Roads & Codes (2012 [2013], Kabocha) B+(*)
  15. Steve Coleman and Five Elements: Functional Arrhythmias (2012 [2013], Pi) A-
  16. Kris Davis: Capricorn Climber (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(**)
  17. Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Quartet: Beautiful Friendship (2010 [2012], Planet Arts) B+(***)
  18. The Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: What It Is! (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(***)
  19. Peter Evans: Zebulon (2012 [2013], More Is More) A-
  20. Food: Mercurial Balm (2010-11 [2013], ECM) B+(*)
  21. Danny Green: A Thousand Ways Home (2012, Tapestry) B+(*)
  22. Scott Hamilton: Remembering Billie (2012 [2013], Blue Duchess) B+(***)
  23. Ken Hatfield Sextet: For Langston (2012 [2013], Arthur Circle Music) B+(*)
  24. Miho Hazama: Journey to Journey (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(*)
  25. Justin Horn: Hornology (2009 [2012], Rotato) B+(*)
  26. Hungry Cowboy: Dance (2010 [2013], Prom Night) B+(**)
  27. Robert Hurst: Bob: A Palindrome (2001 [2013], Bebob) B+(***)
  28. Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres (1976 [2013], ECM, 2CD) B+(*)
  29. Stan Killian: Evoke (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  30. Steve Kuhn: The Vanguard Date (1986 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  31. Joshua Kwassman: Songs of the Brother Spirit (2011 [2013], Truth Revolution) B-
  32. Matt and the City Limits: Crash (2012, Island/Def Jam, EP) B+(**)
  33. Mikrokolektyw: Absent Minded (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(***)
  34. Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal: Aquarius (2012 [2013], Delmark) B+(**)
  35. Giovanni Moltoni: Tomorrow's Past (2012 [2013], C#2 Music Productions) B+(**)
  36. Jack Mouse Group: Range of Motion (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  37. Anders Nilsson/Joe Fonda/Peter Nilsson: Powers (2012, Konnex) B+(***)
  38. Dawn Oberg: Rye (2012 [2013], Blossom Theory Music) B+(*)
  39. Ron Oswanski: December's Moon (2012 [2013], Palmetto) B+(*)
  40. Beata Pater: Red (2011 [2013], B&B) B
  41. Dick Reynolds: Music & Friends (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  42. RJ and the Assignment: Deceiving Eyes (2012, self-released) B+(*)
  43. Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive 5 (2012 [2013], XenDen) B+(*)
  44. Dylan Ryan/Sand: Sky Bleached (2012 [2013], Cuneiform) B+(**)
  45. Antonio Sanchez: New Life (2012 [2013], CAM Jazz) B
  46. Ben Sidran: Don't Cry for No Hipster (2012 [2013], Unlimited Media) B+(***)
  47. Donna Singer: Take the Day Off: Escape With Jazz (2012, Emerald Baby) B+(*)
  48. Ches Smith & These Arches: Hammered (2012 [2013], Clean Feed) B+(***)
  49. Tomasz Stanko NY Quartet: Wislawa (2012 [2013], ECM, 2CD) B+(***)
  50. John Stein: Bing Bang Boom (2012 [2013], Whaling City Sound) B+(***)
  51. Twins of El Dorado: Portend the End (2012 [2013], Prom Night) B-
  52. Eberhard Weber: (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(**)
  53. Mark Weinstein: Todo Corazon: The Tango Album (2012 [2013], Jazzheads) B
  54. Eli Yamin/Evan Christopher: Louie's Dream: For Our Jazz Heroes (2012 [2013], Yamin Music) B+(***)
  55. The Dann Zinn 4: Grace's Song (2012 [2013], Z Music) B+(**)

February

  1. Eric Alexander: Touching (2012 [2013], High Note) B+(**)
  2. Barry Altschul: The 3Dom Factor (2012 [2013], TUM) A-
  3. Bob Arthurs/Steve Lamattina: Jazz for Svetlana (2012, self-released) B+(**)
  4. Hashem Assadullahi: Pieces (2012 [2013], OA2) B+(*)
  5. Augi: Citizens of the World (2012, Diapson West) B+(*)
  6. Cecily Kate: Standards (2012, self-released) B-
  7. Jaiman Crunk: Encounters (2012, Origin) B-
  8. Ori Dagan: Less Than Three (2012, Scat Cat) C+
  9. Eric DiVito: Breaking the Ice (2011 [2012], Pioneer Jazz Collection) B+(*)
  10. Elina Duni Quartet: (2012, ECM) B+(***)
  11. Yelena Eckemoff Trio: Glass Song (2012 [2013], Yelena Music) B+(**)
  12. Fado Em Si Bemol: QB (2012, Vidisco) B+(*)
  13. Doug Ferony: You Will Be My Music (2011 [2012], self-released) B
  14. Mimi Fox: Standards, Old & New (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  15. Inbar Fridman: Time Quartet Project (2011 [2013], Origin) B+(*)
  16. : Songs for a Lifetime: Live (2012, self-released) B
  17. Maximilian Geller: (2011 [2013], Ozella) B+(*)
  18. Brad Goode: Chicago Red (2012 [2013], Origin) B+(**)
  19. Benny Green: Magic Beans (2012 [2013], Sunnyside) B+(**)
  20. David Greenberger/Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound: They Like Me Around Here (2012 [2013], Pel Pel) A-
  21. Scott Healy Ensemble: Hudson City Suite (2012, Hudson City) B+(*)
  22. Scott Healy-Glenn Alexander Quartet: Northern Light (1991 [2012], Hudson City) B
  23. Pamela Hines: 3.2.1 (2012 [2013], Spicerack) B+(*)
  24. Eric Hofbauer: American Grace (2012 [2013], Creative Nation Music) B+(*)
  25. Iron Dog: Interactive Album Rock (2012, self-released) B+(***)
  26. Asuka Kakitani Jazz Orchestra: Bloom (2011 [2013], 19/8) B+(***)
  27. Michel Lambert: (2010-12 [2013], Jazz From Rant) B+(***)
  28. Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran: Hagar's Song (2012 [2013], ECM) A-
  29. Sandra Marlowe: True Blue (2011 [2012], LoveDog!) B-
  30. Billy Martin's Wicked Knee: Heels Over Head (2012 [2013], Amulet) A
  31. Chris McNulty: The Song That Sings You Here (2012, Challenge) B+(**)
  32. Sean Moran Small Elephant Band: Tusk (2011 [2013], NCM East) B+(**)
  33. Sean Nowell: The Kung-Fu Masters (2012 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(*)
  34. Bennett Paster: Relentless Pursuit of the Beautiful (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  35. Jeremy Pelt: Water and Earth (2012 [2013], High Note) B
  36. Dan Phillips BKK Trio: Bangkok Edge (2012, self-released) B+(**)
  37. Verneri Pohjola & Black Motor: Rubidium (2010 [2013], TUM) B+(**)
  38. Chris Potter: The Sirens (2012 [2013], ECM) B+(***)
  39. Enrico Rava: On the Dance Floor (2011 [2013], ECM) B+(**)
  40. Jussi Reijonen: Un (2011 [2013], self-released) B+(*)
  41. Ellen Robinson: Don't Wait Too Long (2011 [2012], EMR Music) B
  42. Barry Romberg's Random Access: Crab People (2012, Romhog, 2CD) B+(*)
  43. Seung-Hee: Sketches on the Sky (2012, self-released) B+(**)
  44. Matthew Shipp: Greatest Hits (2000-2012 [2013], Thirsty Ear) A-
  45. Ilia Skibinsky: The Passage (2011 [2013], Mythology) B+(**)
  46. Joey Stuckey: Mixture (2012, Senate) B
  47. Milton Suggs: Lyrical: Volume 1 (2011 [2012], Skiptone Music) B-
  48. Thiefs: Thiefs (2012 [2013], Melanine Harmonique) B+(*)
  49. Allen Vizzutti: Ritzville (2011 [2012], Village Place Music) B
  50. David Weiss & Point of Departure: Venture Inward (2008 [2013], Posi-Tone) B+(*)
  51. Carrie Wicks: Barely There (2012, OA2) B+(***)
  52. Neil C. Young: El Camino (2011 [2012], Canadian American) B+(*)

January

  1. Thomas Borgmann/Wilber Morris/Reggie Nicholson: Nasty & Sweet (1998-99 [2013], NoBusiness, 2CD) A-
  2. Carter Calvert: Carter Calvert and the Roger Cohen Trio (2011 [2012], self-released) B+(*)
  3. Gustavo Casenave: Tango Casenave (2012, Watch Craft Music) B+(*)
  4. Louis Durra: Rocket Science (2012, Lot 50) B+(*)
  5. Ken Field: Sensorium: Music for Dance & Film (2012, Innova) B+(**)
  6. David Gilmore: Numerology: Live at Jazz Standard (2010 [2012], Evolutionary Music) B+(***)
  7. The Group: Live (1986 [2012], NoBusiness) A
  8. Lua Hadar with Twist: Like a Bridge (2012, Bellalua) C-
  9. Tianna Hall & the Mexico City Jazz Trio: Two for the Road (2012, Mighty Pretty) B+(*)
  10. Jon Hamar: Hymn (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(*)
  11. William Hooker Quintet: Channels of Consciousness (2010 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(***)
  12. Chris Hopkins/Bernd Lhotzky: Partners in Crime (2012, Echoes of Swing) B+(***)
  13. Christian Howes: Southern Exposure (2012, Resonance) B+(**)
  14. I Never Meta Guitar Too (2011 [2012], Clean Feed) B+(*)
  15. Jeff Johnson: Suitcase (2011 [2012], Origin) B+(***)
  16. Jerry Leake: Cubist: Prominence (2012 [2013], Rhombus Publishing) B-
  17. Steve Lipman: Ridin' the Beat (2012, Locomotion) B-
  18. Living by Lanterns: New Myth/Old Science (2011 [2012], Cuneiform) A-
  19. Luce Trio: Pieces, Vol. 1 (2011 [2012], Museum Clausum) B+(*)
  20. Rudresh Mahanthappa: Gamak (2012 [2013], ACT) A-
  21. : Solo Guitarra (2011 [2012], ECM) B+(**)
  22. Mostly Other People Do the Killing: Slippery Rock! (2012 [2013], Hot Cup) A
  23. Nicholl and Farquharson: Della by Moonlight (2012, Big Empty Loo) C-
  24. Old Time Musketry: Different Times (2011 [2012], Steeplechase) A-
  25. Cristina Pato: Migrations (2011 [2023], Sunnyside) B+(***)
  26. Harvie S/Kenny Barron: Witchcraft (2012 [2013], Savant) B+(***)
  27. Claudio Scolari: Synthesis (2012, Principal) B+(**)
  28. Matthew Silberman: Questionable Creatures (2012, DeSoto Sound Factory) B+(***)
  29. Sudo Quartet: Live at Banlieue Bleue (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  30. : Canons: 2nd Hosting (2011 [2012], NoBusiness) B+(**)
  31. Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington: Bicoastal Collective: Chapter Three (2011 [2012], OA2) B+(*)
  32. Tim Warfield: Tim Warfield's Jazzy Christmas (2012, Undaunted Music) B
  33. Pamela York: Lay Down This World: Hymns and Spirituals (2012, Jazzful Heart) B+(*)