Лучшие джазовые альбомы 2022 по версии AllMusic / Favorite Jazz Albums of 2022

Лучшие джазовые альбомы 2022 по версии AllMusic / Favorite Jazz Albums of 2022

Сосуществование традиционных звуков и новаторских направлений - отличительные черты жанра, и именно их мы приводим в пример в наших любимых джазовых альбомах года. Записи таких легенд, как Мэл Уолдрон и Вадада Лео Смит, наряду с пионерами The Comet is Coming и Ebi Soda, представляют собой одни из лучших альбомов этого года.


Alina Bzhezhinska & the HipHarpCollective / Alina Bzhezhinska / Hip Harp Collective - Reflections

Following Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and her ensemble deliver a tour de force of jazz past, present, and future.

Sparkle Beings

Angelica Sanchez - Sparkle Beings

A maverick exploration of the pianist's influences, featuring two rhythm section icons.

Pink Dolphins

Anteloper - Pink Dolphins

The duo of trumpeter jaimie branch and drummer Jason Nazary bring in producer Jeff Parker to sculpt an album of synth-adorned subaquatic free jazz.

Precious Energy

Barney McAll - Precious Energy

After three decades as a bandleader, sideman, soloist, and composer, the Australian pianist delivers his sun-drenched, spiritual magnum opus.

Feeding the Machine

Binker & Moses - Feeding the Machine

The English duo expands to a trio with electronicist Max Luthert, weaving an intoxicating, fully improvised meld of sounds, textures, and grooves.

Dream like a Dogwood Wild Boy

Binker Golding - Dream like a Dogwood Wild Boy

The U.K.-based saxophonist crisscrosses jazz, blues, Americana, soul, and gospel, leading a quintet anchored by pianist Sarah Tandy.

Interstellar Black Space

Brandon Coleman - Interstellar Black Space

Vocoder-equipped keyboardist returns with his highly energetic, feel-good third LP as a leader, joined by a large cast including Kamasi Washington.


Brian Blade / Christian McBride / Brad Mehldau / Joshua Redman - LongGone

Organic, jovial interplay marks the second album from the saxophonist's reunited '90s quartet.

Trios: Sacred Thread

Charles Lloyd - Trios: Sacred Thread

The final offering in the saxophonist's Trio of Trios project features him in the company of percussionist Zakir Hussain and guitarist Julian Lage.

Eighty Nine

Charlie Gabriel - Eighty Nine

At 89 years of age, the Preservation Hall saxophonist makes his ebullient solo debut.

Interpret It Well

Ches Smith - Interpret It Well

The drummer/composer and co. explore eventual, non-linear musical narratives on this sophisticated set.

Ghost Song

Cécile McLorin Salvant - Ghost Song

The Grammy-winning vocalist showcases her broad influences and poignant lyricism on her first album for the Nonesuch label.

Honk If You're Sad

Ebi Soda - Honk If You're Sad

The second studio album from the boundlessly creative British jazz quintet, whose influences include dub, ambient, post-punk, and U.K. drill.


Emile Parisien - Louise

The French saxophonist showcases his globally minded sextet with bold and hypnotic compositions.

The Song is You

Fred Hersch / Enrico Rava - The Song is You

An intimate and unpredictable duo album featuring the Italian trumpet icon and the acclaimed pianist.

Bells on Sand

Gerald Clayton - Bells on Sand

A deeply dreamlike and poetic album of duo and trio performances informed by the pianist's classical influences.

In Tense

Harish Raghavan - In Tense

The New York bassist delivers an imaginative and reflexive therapeutic second outing as bandleader.

The 7th Hand

Immanuel Wilkins - The 7th Hand

On his sophomore offering, the alto saxophonist and composer asks and entertains an audacious question: What if God joined the band?

Once Around the Room: A Tribute to Paul Motian

Jakob Bro / Joe Lovano - Once Around the Room: A Tribute to Paul Motian

An homage to the boundaryless work of the late drummer Paul Motian, with whom Lovano and Bro worked.


Jameszoo -Blind

A challenging yet fascinating fusion of avant-jazz and experimental electronics, with guests including Evan Parker and Dorian Concept.

Ensemble Volcanic Ash

Janel Leppin -Ensemble Volcanic Ash

The cellist debuts her ensemble's deeply textural blend of avant-garde jazz, classical, and noise rock.

Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy

Jeff Parker - Mondays at the Enfield Tennis Academy

Recorded over three years during a club residency with a smoking ensemble, this is the guitarist's most mysterious and groove-laden offering.

The Parable of the Poet

Joel Ross - The Parable of the Poet

The vibraphonist leads his octet on this evocative, spiritually minded album-length suite.


Joey Alexander - Origin

The pianist comes into his own on this soulful and enveloping album of all-original post-bop.

Saudade, Colour Of Love

John Beasley / Maria Mendes / Metropole Orkest - Saudade, Colour Of Love

A lush Brazilian jazz collaboration between the Portuguese vocalist, Walter Beasley, and the Dutch Metropole Orkest.

Seismic Shift

John Escreet - Seismic Shift

The first-ever trio album from the U.K.-born, L.A.-based pianist is bold and unpredictable.

The Next Door

Julia Hülsmann / Julia Hülsmann Quartet - The Next Door

This 12-track set offers evidence of the abundant musical and aesthetic growth of this quartet, without forsaking their sound signature.

View With a Room

Julian Lage - View With a Room

On his sophomore Blue Note leader date, the guitarist expands his longtime trio with guitarist Bill Frisell in a program of bracing originals.

Let Sound Tell All

Julius Rodriguez - Let Sound Tell All

Hypnotic jazz mixed with a post-modern, hip-hop, and electronic-influenced production distinguish the genre-bending pianist's Verve debut.

Gravity Without Airs

Kirk Knuffke - Gravity Without Airs

An artfully textural double album from the cornetist's trio with pianist Matthew Shipp and bassist Michael Bisio.

In Common III

Kris Davis / Marcus Gilmore / Dave Holland / Harish Raghavan / Joel Ross / Walter Smith III / Matthew Stevens - In Common III

The collaboration between saxophonist Smith and guitarist Stevens takes on mutable atmospheres with bassist Dave Holland.

In These Times

Makaya McCraven -In These Times

Seven years in the making, this cumulative effort enlists a dozen collaborators who recorded in five studios and four gigs.

Searching in Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert

Mal Waldron - Searching in Grenoble: The 1978 Solo Piano Concert

A lost solo concert recording from France reveals the pianist at the very height of his improvising powers.

Return from the Stars

Mark Turner - Return from the Stars

The followup to the saxophonist's 2014 quartet album Lathe of Heaven also draws inspiration from a classic sci-fi novel.

SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)

Marta Sánchez / Marta Sánchez - SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum)

The Madrid-born, New York-based pianist explores the duality of identity with her boundary-pushing quintet.

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The Miami pianist brings his kaleidoscopic world view into sharp focus, blending post-bop jazz, Cuban rhythms, and synthy fusion.


Mary Halvorson - Amaryllis

One of two simultaneously issued albums by the guitarist, this offers compelling new compositions for sextet alone and with a chamber ensemble.

12 Stars

Melissa Aldana - 12 Stars

The Chilean-born saxophonist joins Norwegian guitarist Lage Lund for this enveloping, sonically textured quintet album.

Música de las Américas

Miguel Zenón -Música de las Américas

The alto saxophonist and veteran quartet investigate the cultural history of pre-and post-colonial peoples and places on this ambitious outing.

For the Love of Fire and Water

Myra Melford / Myra Melford's Fire and Water Quintet - For the Love of Fire and Water

The recorded debut of the pianist's all-woman supergroup combines formal composition, scripted dialogue, and free improvisation.

In the Spirit of Ntu

Nduduzo Makhathini - In the Spirit of Ntu

On his tenth album, the South African pianist and composer sums up his musical philosophy thus far with a star-studded, homegrown cast and guests.

Consider the Stars Beneath Us

Noah Garabedian - Consider the Stars Beneath Us

The bassist's enveloping quartet album produced by electro-acoustic composer Samuel Adams.


Oded Tzur - Isabela

The second ECM album from the Israeli-born saxophonist and his quartet is brief, emotionally resonant, and revelatory.


Oren Ambarchi - Shebang

A constantly evolving piece divided into several movements, threading together post-minimalism, chamber jazz, ambient country, and more.

Wadada Leo Smith: String Quartets Nos. 1-12

RedKoral Quartet / Wadada Leo Smith - Wadada Leo Smith: String Quartets Nos. 1-12

In celebration of the composer's 80th birthday, Finland's TUM issues this seven-disc box marking the inaugural recording of his work for strings.

Empire Central

Snarky Puppy - Empire Central

A tangible, infectiously funky homage to the group's Dallas-area roots.


Song Yi Jeon ~ Vinicius Gomes / Vinicius Gomes / Song-Yi Jeon - Home

The vocal and guitar duo weave together Brazilian traditions, classical, and ECM-style chamber jazz on their nuanced debut.

Xaybu: The Unseen

Steve Lehman / Sélébéyone - Xaybu: The Unseen

After six years, the provocative international outfit returns to deliver a more abstract, rhythmically intense, and confrontational second album.

Over Tage

Svaneborg Kardyb - Over Tage

Elliptical folk-jazz melodies and ambient soundscapes grounded in steady, IDM-inflected grooves.

Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

The fourth album by this futurist electro-jazz trio was improvised over four days, then deconstructed and reassembled into apocalyptic party music.

Love Quantum

Theo Croker - Love Quantum

The trumpeter continues to embrace a funky, spiritually minded blend of Afrofuturist jazz and hip-hop on his seventh album.

Visions of Phaedrus

Timothy Norton - Visions of Phaedrus

The debut sextet album of smoky, enveloping post-bop from the New York bassist.

Voices of Bishara

Tom Skinner - Voices of Bishara

The first album where this storied London drummer assumes a directorial role is subtle and otherworldly, using editing to bend strong jazz performances into unexpected shapes.

A View With a Room

Trish Clowes - A View With a Room

The Greenleaf Music debut of the veteran English saxophonist and composer and her killer quartet, My Iris.


Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews - Lifted

More than any of his previous albums, this set most closely resembles the unbridled energy of a Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue gig.

Group Theory: Black Music

Tumi Mogorosi - Group Theory: Black Music

The South African drummer leads a jazz quintet, sextet, and a choir in juxtaposing post-bop, spiritual jazz, and vanguard gospel on this bracing date.

Dancing Shadows

Tyler Mitchell - Dancing Shadows

A truly spirited session led by Sun Ra Arkestra bassist Tyler Mitchell and 97-year-old Marshall Allen, sounding energetic as ever.


Vadim Neselovskyi - Odesa

A loving, gorgeously evocative tribute to the Ukrainian jazz pianist's hometown.

The Emerald Duets

Wadada Leo Smith - The Emerald Duets

TUM Records' final box set commemorating Wadada Leo Smith's 80th birthday includes duos with four spectacular drummers.

Universal Tonality

William Parker - Universal Tonality

2002 loft recording by the bassist with 16 musicians of varying cultures, ages, and musical comport "breathe together" as improvisers.

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